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The Northern Rivers Rail Trail is proposed to connect Murwillumbah, Byron Bay, Bangalow, Lismore and Casino.

When completed, the trail will be 132-kilometres long and pass through some of the most scenic countryside in New South Wales.

The trail will follow the old North Coast railway line and promises to be a drawcard for walkers, hikers, runners and cyclists. It will offer a new way to explore the region, while helping preserve the area’s history and heritage.


Vegetation clearing works have begun along the rail corridor to allow prospective tenderers for the 'Design and Construct' contract for the Tweed section to gain access to the corridor to assess the condition of the infrastructure and prepare their detailed design proposals as part of their tenders.


The contract to design and construct the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is due to be awarded about March 2021.


The timeline for delivery of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail - Tweed section can be viewed in the right-hand column on this page.


Drop-in to Burringbar to learn more and ask questions

Members of the community are invited to drop-in to the School of Arts at Burringbar to learn more about the Tweed section of the proposed Northern Rivers Rail Trail.

The drop-in sessions have been scheduled to assist those people who do not have computer access learn more about the Tweed project, which Council is managing on behalf of the State and Federal governments.

The sessions will be managed in accordance with current Covid-19 personal distancing restrictions. Attendees MUST register on entry to the hall and observe the hall's Covid-19 capacity limit.

The sessions will be held at the School of Arts hall in Burringbar on:

  • Monday 1 March from 1- 4pm, and
  • Thursday 11 March from 2.30-4pm.

Alternatively, catch up by watching a recording of the online Information Session of 11 February 2021 in the Video section in the column on the right on this page.


The Northern Rivers Rail Trail is proposed to connect Murwillumbah, Byron Bay, Bangalow, Lismore and Casino.

When completed, the trail will be 132-kilometres long and pass through some of the most scenic countryside in New South Wales.

The trail will follow the old North Coast railway line and promises to be a drawcard for walkers, hikers, runners and cyclists. It will offer a new way to explore the region, while helping preserve the area’s history and heritage.


Vegetation clearing works have begun along the rail corridor to allow prospective tenderers for the 'Design and Construct' contract for the Tweed section to gain access to the corridor to assess the condition of the infrastructure and prepare their detailed design proposals as part of their tenders.


The contract to design and construct the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is due to be awarded about March 2021.


The timeline for delivery of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail - Tweed section can be viewed in the right-hand column on this page.


Drop-in to Burringbar to learn more and ask questions

Members of the community are invited to drop-in to the School of Arts at Burringbar to learn more about the Tweed section of the proposed Northern Rivers Rail Trail.

The drop-in sessions have been scheduled to assist those people who do not have computer access learn more about the Tweed project, which Council is managing on behalf of the State and Federal governments.

The sessions will be managed in accordance with current Covid-19 personal distancing restrictions. Attendees MUST register on entry to the hall and observe the hall's Covid-19 capacity limit.

The sessions will be held at the School of Arts hall in Burringbar on:

  • Monday 1 March from 1- 4pm, and
  • Thursday 11 March from 2.30-4pm.

Alternatively, catch up by watching a recording of the online Information Session of 11 February 2021 in the Video section in the column on the right on this page.


  • You need to attend an Information Session before completing this feedback form. Your feedback will help us improve the information we provide to the community. It also will be passed on to the prospective tenderers and may be used by them to help finalise their detailed design proposals for the Northern Rivers Rail Trail - Tweed section.

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