Light Rail for Byron Bay?

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Plans to start preparatory work for a local light-rail service are now before the Byron Shire Council .

The Elements resort, on the old Club Med site near Byron Bay, has lodged a development application for rail platforms and a storage shed.

It wants to run a service linking the resort and the town centre.

Mayor Simon Richardson said it was a welcome proposal.

“It’s predominantly the development application for the storage shed that would house the locomotive and also a platform at the Bayshore Drive end and another platform at the Byron end,” he said.

“So this is a sign that there really is movement at the station.

“I think any opportunity to use the rail corridor to provide a transport option for the public is a positive, and it shows that the lines can be utilised for decent-sized public transport and visitor transport options.

“So if people are interested in learning a bit more and getting their eyes over the proposal and giving some feedback, we’d love to hear from them.”

Source: ABC News

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