First Look at the Test Section!


Test section of Murwillumbah Rail Trail

The New Year is looking bright with a sneak peak of a test section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail.

Tweed Shire Council kindly invited the NRRT team to check out the surface and we can confirm it is looking good!  

A compacted gravel surface is being installed along a 200 metre test section to trial and evaluate the surface suitability for local conditions. This section is still under construction and is not open to the public or traffic yet. 

It will form part of the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section and is being constructed and managed by Tweed Council. Crews have started construction works at a number of locations along the Tweed section – and on track for completion by Dec 2022!

Big thank you to Tweed Shire Council. Photos by the team and Stephen from Adventure Cycling Murwillumbah

More photos can be found on our Facebook or Instagram pages.

Funding for Northern Rivers Business

The Rail Trail will bring additional customers and income through our community every day of the week. We want to make sure our local businesses have all the support they can get!
Here are some funding grants that are open.

Alfresco Restart Rebate

Small or medium food and beverage businesses wanting to create or expand their outdoor dining area, may be eligible for a $5,000 rebate.

The rebate is available to the first 5,000 eligible small or medium food and beverage businesses that register.

Registration is open now Alfresco Restart Rebate

Tourism Product Development Fund – Experience Development NSW

Matched funding of between $80,000 and $150,000 is available for businesses that are proposing to develop a new attraction or experience in NSW. Currently Open. Find out more at Destination NSW  Tourism Experience Development Fund

Energy Efficient Grant for Food and Beverage Manufacturing

Eligible small and medium food and beverage manufacturing businesses will be able to apply for grants between $10,000 and $25,000 for projects that improve energy efficiency. No co-contribution required.

Applications open 12th Jan. Energy Efficient Grant


Happy New Year from the team at the Northern Rivers Rail Trail!
We’re looking forward to seeing you in 2022.