Businesses, community, councils get shot at rail trail

COUNCILS, businesses and community groups have been briefed on how to make an expression of interest regarding on a rail trail from Casino to Murwillumbah.

State Member for Ballina Don Page said the briefing session at the Ballina RSL Auditorium on Friday gave interested parties the opportunity to hear first-hand about the proposal.

"A senior executive from Infrastructure NSW addressed the briefing - attended by more than 30 people - and explained what would be needed to lodge expressions of interest by March 31," he said.

"It was also an opportunity to answer questions about the proposed rail trail project, and the criteria that need to be addressed in submissions."

Mr Page said questions and answers from the session would soon be posted on the NSW Trade and Investment website for those who were unable to attend.

"I am strongly supportive of a rail trail being developed on the disused Casino to Murwillumbah rail corridor.

"It will bring enormous employment benefits to our region from tourism, be low impact and promote a healthy lifestyle.

"Rail trails have the potential to benefit local businesses and create jobs."


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