Some of the region’s brightest young minds have today shared their visions for its future, at a Southern Cross University youth forum.
Year 11 and 12 students from Byron Bay to Grafton spent the day outlining how they think the North Coast should evolve- to representatives from the Baird Government’s Department of Planning.
“We could get more local businesses put along the highway.”
“We could probably put in more recycling areas.”
“Whether we get a train up and running or just have a bypass or bike lane or something.”
“They care about whether or not the koalas are being protected, they care about there being enough tourist attractions to help with the economy, all sorts of sophisticated considerations.”
Their suggestions will now be considered along with other feedback gathered on the draft North Coast Regional Plan.
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