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The last ‘surf train’ ran in 2004, and the rusty tracks have lain quiet since then while railway enthusiasts lobbied for its return, and others championed a scenic ‘rail trail’.
The Northern Rivers Rail Trail being developed by Tweed Shire Council will be create two reference groups to assist the project team in resolving both landowner and community concerns.
Tweed Shire Council has welcomed Friday’s announcement of a $6.5 million federal grant for the Tweed Valley Rail Trail project, matching the funds committed by the NSW Government last year. But not all locals are happy about the move.
Beth Shelley, NRRAG, Booerie Creek. So many people I speak to say they want trains in this area but they’ve given up believing it’s possible....
While arguments still swirl regarding the pros and cons of a rail trail versus a return of trains to Byron Shire, in neighbouring Tweed money has already been approved for the conversion of section of the old North Coast line into a world class rail trail.
The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’
The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.