Nimbin walking track idea gets moving

The NSW Government has given Lismore City Council $5000 to investigate the idea of a walking track starting in the centre of Nimbin.

Nimbins economic development officer, David Hallett, said a walking track had been talked about for several years, but there were a number of potential hurdles, including crossing private property and associated public liability insurance costs.

The idea of the walk is to give visitors and locals somewhere to stretch their legs and appreciate the wonderful local attractions, he said. But insurance is a big concern for people as soon as you let anyone onto your land.

There will be four half-day workshops in September with interested stakeholders and interested community members to look at various routes and see if the walking track concept is viable.

David said Nimbin attracted over 110,000 visitors every year and people often asked at the Visitor Centre about walking trails.

Nimbin is set in a beautiful valley and there are great local attractions such as the Rainbow Power Company and Djanbung Gardens, he said. People often come and have lunch and a coffee, but its a small village and this would give visitors more activities to do.

Keep an eye on The Echo in coming weeks for details of the public meetings.

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