The Ballina Electorate is a winner in the NSW budget with the State Government announcing more than $300 million for major projects targeting health, roads and tourism, the Member for Ballina, Don Page, said today.
“The projects, which include a new 50-bed central hospital at Ewingsdale near Byron Bay, $205 million for the completion of the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale upgrade of the Pacific Highway and $110 million for a Regional Tourism Fund in NSW which could fund a rail trail on the Casino to Murwillumbah corridor, will benefit the entire region,” Mr Page said.
INVESTMENT IN REGIONAL TOURISM COULD FUND CASINO TO MURWILLUMBAH RAIL TRAIL - 17th June 2014
The NSW Government’s announcement that it has allocated $110 million for the creation of a Regional Tourism Fund could see some of that money used for the development of the Casino to Murwillumbah Rail Trail, the Member for Ballina, Don Page, said today.
He said the development of the Casino to Murwillumbah Rail Trail is an investment in tourism for the entire Northern Rivers region.
The rail trail will travel the route of the old Casino to Murwillumbah rail line, which was closed by the Labor Government in 2004.
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