November 2023 Newsletter

Lismore and Casino Programs

Building Business Success with the Northern Rivers Rail Trail

Lismore City Council, Richmond Valley Council and Tweed Shire Council are collaborating to deliver the program; Building Business Success with the Northern Rivers Rail Trail to help businesses leverage opportunities for the Northern Rivers Rail Trail.  The program will be delivered by Meredith Wray, a leading regional tourism expert. 

The program will help businesses to understand the economic opportunities surrounding the Trail and how they can capitalise on the new regional asset. 

It will include insights from ambassadors from the Tweed section of the Rail Trail, updates on project construction at Casino and Lismore, and knowledge sharing to support business growth and diversification.  

We would love for you to come along and support our business community during this exciting engagement.

If you are available to attend and represent your organisation we would love to see you there.

To attend please register via the links below:


Date: Thursday 16 November 


Date: Thursday 9 November

Unfortunately the “soft” opening for the Casino to Bentley section which was scheduled for 17th December – has been delayed until the New Year due to a delay in the bridge program. Not too far away!

Tweed just gets better and better

The Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail (NRRT) has surpassed expectations with data revealing an astonishing 108,829 guests have visited the trail since its opening on 1 March.

Mayor of Tweed Shire Chris Cherry said the Tweed section of the NRRT, stretching from Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek, has led the way with quality experiences and amenities.

“Since the Rail Trail’s opening in March, the Tweed has hosted 108,829 trail guests. On average, that’s 12,734 visitors per month, 2,907 people per week or 415 people daily. This achievement is nothing short of remarkable,” Cr Cherry said.
“Our busiest day is Sunday with weekends the busiest overall and Monday and Tuesday the quieter of the week. Most people are out on the trail between 9 am – 11am on average.”

A wonderful milestone! Congratulations to all involved and thank you for all your support and continued enthusiasm.

It is certainly looking positive for the next sections of the trail opening soon. Build it and they just keep on coming!

Our market stall is looking great

The next market is in Byron on 3rd December.

Thanks team! Mel Darnley, Sandy Allan, Marie Lawton and Sandy Loyall.

For our community

We cannot begin to describe how fantastic it is to see and experience a section of the Trail come to life, after more than 10 years of campaigning for this community asset. And what a community it is, that has well and truly turned out, in all manner of ages and abilities to enjoy it!

Help us campaign to complete all 130km of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail just by:

Finding our information stall at the Byron Bay Markets, we’re always up for a chat. The next market will be on 3rd December.

Following us on Facebook or Instagram and check out all the incredible photos, videos, comments and up to date news on the trail.

Visiting the Tweed section. Walk, meander, run, cycle, drop in at a local business. Bring friends and have a great few hours out experiencing everything the trail has to offer!

Attend Council Meetings when appropriate
(Further information to come, follow here or on Facebook for updates.)

Donate Donations to this community project are gratefully welcomed and will be used to forward the project on. Please click on the Donate button in the header of this web page.