TOOT gives a hoot about missing rail route reboot
A CAMPAIGNER for the restoration of the rail line from Murwillumbah to Casino wants to know what happened to the $2 million study into the line's viability that was due for release last year.
The feasibility study, announced last year by North Coast Minister Don Page was to examine the potential costs and engin- eering requirements of reinstating the line along with the potential to link it with Queensland.
"The State Government is proceeding as promised with the feasibility study for the Casino to Murwil- lumbah rail line and it will be completed later this year," Mr Page said in March last year.
Trains on our Tracks (TOOT) president Karin Kolbe said she has not heard a word from Mr Page about the study despite the report being expected before Christmas.
"People are asking if the local members are really committed to rail transport. They have always said it would be finished by the end of the year," Ms Kolbe said.
Mr Page directed inquiries to Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian.
Ms Berejiklian said in a statement: "It is sensible that the Government does its homework before undertaking major projects. The findings will be made public as soon as possible."