Northern Rivers Rail Trail Inc.
A regional cycling and walking trail for all the community.


$10,000 received from Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass Festival!

Growing support for rail trail

Living Community Festival and Street Parade

$10,000 for the Northern Rivers Rail Trail was raised at the inaugural Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass Festival held on 2 August.  The money raised will be used for the ongoing costs and expenses running the campaign to get the rail trail up and running.  This was a great event with outstanding music and food and our thanks go to the Festival Organiser Fletcher Potanin for his generosity in supporting the rail trail.  The  following is the quote from the BBQ and Bluegrass website:
Northern Rivers Rail Trail – This year we are also supporting a local infrastructure initiative, the Northern Rivers National Rail Trail project from Murwillumbah through Byron Bay and Bangalow to Casino – a great cultural initiative connecting the community to great music venues via more than 132 kilometres of walking and riding tracks
Photo shows a cheque from the Festival organiser Fletcher Potanin being handed to the rail trail team. Others in the photos including (from left) Marie Lawton, Glenys Ritchie, Barry Longland and Steve Martin.

The NRRT team also ran a sausage sizzle on the day – thanks to our sponsors for their support.

Tickets for next year’s 2 days event are already available on line – go

Northern Rivers Rail Trail support is growing rapidly.

The rail trail will be a real boost to the Northern Rivers. In particular, It would create local jobs and benefit the regional economy. This has been proven on many rail trails around the world, which continue to revitalise and rejuvenate rural areas. 
What a fantastic opportunity to:
1. Save the corridor
2. Use the corridor and
3. Connect our villages
The photo above shows locals and visitors heading out for a winter picnic in Byron Bay.

Living Community Festival and Street Parade.

Come and join the parade – bring your bike, walking shoes, scooter, wheelchair etc and show your support for the rail trail.

Meet at Byron Shire Council chambers in Mullumbimby at 9am if you want to be in the street parade.


  • Come and join in the street parade and attend the Living Community Festival. Email below to let us know if you are parading.
  • Volunteer at the markets – contact
  • Tell your friends and family about the rail trail.
  • Encourage them to sign our online petition, follow us on facebook and join as a supporter from our website below.
  • Write to your local council thanking them for their support.
  • Contact your local state member to thank them for their ongoing support.
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local paper in support of the rail trail
  • Tell your federal member about the rail trail

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