Bruce Clarke, Mark Swivel and Asren Pugh have officially stated they do not believe it’s worth trying to get a light-rail service back on our rail tracks.
Perhaps they have not spent the many hours in the mornings getting to work from the Pacific Highway or from Suffolk Park into Byron. Some mornings the queues to get into town from the north are banked up on the left lane of the Pacific Highway for half a kilometre or more. Getting into Byron is getting slower every year and things are just going to get worse as development will continue to expand.
I don’t understand why these candidates can’t see that the option to park-and-ride from a train station in Mullumbimby or Yelgun near North Byron Parklands, or Tyagarah on the Pacific Highway or from Suffolk Park near Old Bangalow Road or from Bangalow township would be a dream, instead of sitting in a car breathing exhaust fumes. A light-rail train will come back one day as it will be desperately needed as the population explodes in our Shire. It’s going to be hard enough getting that fulfilled without our own councillors opposed to the idea, or at least not believing it would be possible. That makes me really sad.