Scot MacDonald
Letter to the Editor - No sell off for rail trail
24th Jan 2018

Guyra Gazette

Dear Editor,

Mr David Good's letter of the 10th January is misleading. He claims a rail trail is vulnerable to a sell off. 

In the Legislative Council I had carriage of the Transport Administration Amendment (Closure of Railway Line Between Rosewood and Tumbarumba) Bill on behalf of the Minister for Transport. The Bill clearly says "The authorisation of the rail infrastructure owner under subclause(1) in relation to the disposal of the land concerned is limited to the land being dedicated under Crown lands legislation as a rail trail for recreational use."

Future legislation for other proposed rail trails would be expected to follow this template. The NSW Parliament overwhelming voted that way.

Scot MacDonald MLC