THE Coast could be linked by a shared pathway network. Greens Braddon MP Paul O'Halloran has been working behind the scenes with Burnie, Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head councils to use the rail line corridor between Smithton and Burnie as it has been decommissioned. Shared pathways currently exist in areas of the North- West, but Mr O'Halloran wants to see them all linked up and believes it could benefit the tourism industry.http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/1849352/push-to-link-coast-along-rail-line/?cs=87
Tasmania is slowly but surely becoming a shutdown place. We need a business in the northwest corner to start using rail. We don't need to lose rail to that end of the state.
I do not see why the greens are pushing for this as not using rail increases carbon-dioxide emissions.
If they was really a green group they would be pushing the other way. Taking these trucks between Burnie to Smithton off our road and recommission the utilization of rail.
A rail corridor is important for our future generations and possible transport needs.
Is there a way we can heritage list this section of track?
So these pricks don't make a load of work for the future when that section of track needs to be utilized..