Work on a section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail (NRRT) in Lismore is expected to begin in August, and to progress planning, the council is seeking contact details from neighbouring landholders.
The rail trail plan aims to convert disused railway line into a recreational rail trail stretching across 132km between Casino and Murwillumbah.
The trail will be constructed in four stages, each delivered separately by each of the four local councils as funding allows.
Funding has been provided by the Federal Government's Building Better Regions Fund for Lismore City Council to commence Stage one. This 16.3km section will connect the former South Lismore railway station with Bentley. The trail will connect with the Casino to Bentley section currently being completed by Richmond Valley Council.
Landholder contact details sought ahead of rail trail design
As a first step, the council hopes to consult with landholders bordering the rail trail to get their input and to ensure "the best outcomes for everyone".
The online callout for contact details ends on January 11, but the council will follow up with door knocking between Thursday 12 January 12 and Friday January 20.
The council says the trail will boost tourism, recreation activities, and the local economy.
- Landholder Consultation - currently underway
- Concept Design - December 2022 - March 2023
- Community Consultation for Concept Design - March 2023
- Finalised Design - July 2023
- Construction - August 2023.