The State Government has earmarked almost $6.5-million for constructing a 24 kilometre rail trail between Murwillumbah and Crabbes Creek.
There is catch, the funding relies on several conditions being met.
“The federal government have been asked to contribute approximately half the cost of this rail trail as well – plus we won’t proceed with this project, unless the community consultation shows that there’s enormous support for this project.”
Legislation enabling the project to continue is likely to come before parliament by the year’s end.
The development comes as Lismore and Richmond Valley councils explore whether converting an additional section of track further south is feasible.
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