March 2017 Newsletter


The Tweed council recently put in a second submission to the Federal Government for funding. It is looking very positive. They are hoping the State will match it 50/50.
This section goes between Murwillumbah and Crabbes Creek.

General Store in Crabbes Creek

World Naked Bike Ride – promoting awareness of cyclists. You can’t ignore them if they are naked! Good turn out in Byron Bay.

Byron Shire Update
The byron shire is hoping to organise a feasibility study for its multi-modal tourist train and cycleway. 
This will go between Billinudgel and Bangalow. Local Member Tamara Smith is committed to getting a cycleway beside the railway line from Byron Bay to Ewingsdale. This will run beside the Elements Train.
NRRT inc. will keep on working towards a rail trail on the whole corridor.


Richmond Valley and Lismore Update
Some new funding has become available which Lismore and Richmond Valley will apply for. This is Restart NSW – Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism. They are considering submitting a joint Expression of Interest due in early April.



North Lismore Bridge by Rick Molloy







We are hoping to run a crowd funding campaign to assist Lismore and Richmond Valley Councils do a detailed plan of the trail in their electorate. We need to raise $100,000. This is an important step towards being successful for the NSW Government’s new $300 million Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund. 

This is the funding we will need to actually build the rail trail.  We need all supporters to make a donation please! This is our big chance! We also need you to send the campaign out to all your friends on Facebook and email list. Please check our Facebook page for information on the launch date in April.


Who says you can’t carry much on a bike?