Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced $9.9 million to construct 16.3km of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail between Bentley and the Lismore Railway Station.
"When this project is complete, it will become one of the best rail trails in the world," Mr Hogan said.
"The Rail Trail will eventually span 130km of unused rail track between Casino and Murwillumbah for these visitors to explore the area."
"I secured funding a few years back to start work on the Casino to Bentley section, and with this new funding it will now continue through to the Lismore Railway Station."
"This is fantastic news for locals, tourists and businesses who will all benefit from this major tourist landmark."
The Federal Government is providing $9,863,615 through Round 5 of the Building Better Regions Fund.