Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith announced today that she had won an assurance from the NSW government that the Mullumbimby community will be consulted on any proposed sale of public land along the rail corridor that runs through the town.
Dian Flint, NRRAG. In NSW our government is not providing suitable sustainable transport to the Northern Rivers even though there is existing infrastructure in the Casino to Murwillumbah branch line.
The rail corridor that runs from the Shirley Street level crossing to the Byron Bay Station at The Railway Friendly Bar will soon be under council management and developed as part of the town centre masterplan activation project.
Byron Shire Council is asking Bangalow residents to do a bit of ‘brainstorming’ and come up with some ideas for the underutilised stretch of rail corridor that bisects the town.
Byron shire’s general manager Ken Gainger has urged the community to look into tapping the potential of Byron Bay’s ‘unloved’ rail corridor for public use and future proofing it for a return of a rail service.
said Jeff Johnson, Independent candidate for Ballina. $50 million to rip up our rail line is unacceptable while the need for improved public transport grows.
Cr Basil Cameron, Goonengerry. The trail without rail (TWR) proponents are once again imagining that we live in some declining rural backwater without traffic problems. The reality is we live in what will be the busiest transport corridor in the country within the next few years.
Malcolm Price, Byron Bay. In 1964 the Southport to Beenleigh rail line was closed, three years earlier the branch line to Tweed Heads was closed, subsequently the National Party government sold off important parts of the corridors.
P. Harrison, Myocum. It seems to me that, as a community, we could actually do something about our disused rail corridor these holidays. It seems to me that, as a community, we could actually do something about our disused rail corridor these holidays.
Cr Basil Cameron, Byron Shire. Claims that the 'rail corridor' would be 'secure in public ownership' if a proposed rail trail development went ahead are complete nonsense.
Cr Basil Cameron, Goonengerry. Garth Luke's statement that a low population density is a reason against light rail is poorly considered on many fronts.
Pagan Morgan, Byron Bay. When a rail service is restored to Byron Shire and beyond, the railway line will not be built along the previous rail corridor, for obvious reasons: only the financially irresponsible would spend millions of tax payer dollars restoring a railway line that runs so close to the ocean (mere metres near First Sun Caravan Park) in low-lying swamplands that are destined to be claimed by the ocean.