Feb 2016 Newsletter

Tweed NRRT pic

The countryside from Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek is stunning

THE TWEED STAGE OF THE NORTHERN RIVERS RAIL TRAIL

The business case for this stage of the rail trail was completed by Tweed Council last week and has been handed in to Thomas George, who will present it to Minister Barilaro as soon as possible.

Tweed Council has done a fantastic job and the document is extremely professional.
Thank you to all of those who contributed from the NRRT group and to all of you who gave us letters of support.

MURWILLUMBAH TO CRABBES CREEK

Commencing at the Murwillumbah Railway Station, cyclists and pedestrians will be able to traverse rolling farmland along the easy graded journey taking in spectacular hinterland and mountain views along the way.

The Murwillumbah railway station will be used as the rail trail base where cyclists and hikers can plan out their day trip to the surrounding attractions including the Tweed Regional Gallery and National Parks which take in the fantastic panoramic hinterland views. The Tweed stage rail trail will also form the backbone linking the historic rural villages of Stokers Siding, Burringbar, Mooball and Crabbes Creek.

The Trail also links magnificent natural features such as Mooball National Park, Mt Jerusalem National Park and Wollumbin/Mt Warning.
This project will be the initial stage of the regional Northern Rivers Rail Trail Project, a plan to establish a 130km rail trail all the way from Murwillumbah to Casino.

Once we have the Tweed section started, the completion of the whole trail from Casino to Murwillumbah will be only a matter of time.

Crabbs Creek

The Tweed Stage will be fantastic!

Support from Rail Trails Australia

We have had a recent visit from the president of Rail Trails Australia, Damian McCrohan who, after exploring the corridor, thinks our trail will be fantastic and the Tweed Section a perfect pilot.

“Our position is that the best way of protecting a rail corridor is to have it valued by the community, and rail trails are a great way of doing this.
This is the experience in other states where there is no such legislation “protecting” the corridors.”

www.railtrails.org.au

SUPPORT THE RAIL TRAIL

  • Volunteer at the markets – contact enquiries@northernriversrailtrail.org.au
  • Tell your friends and family about the rail trail.
  • Encourage them to sign our online petition, follow us on facebook and join as a supporter from our website below.
  • Write to your local council thanking them for their support.
  • Contact your local state member to thank them for their ongoing support.
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local paper in support of the rail trail.
  • Tell your federal member about the rail trail
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