Lismore City Council has received funding totalling $2,546,640 from both the Federal and State governments to build a 1.1km Rainbow Road Walking Track in Nimbin.
The walking track will complement existing infrastructure, linking to Nimbin’s iconic main street, which features heritage murals and colourful street life.
The project centre’s around Nimbin’s vision to be a high quality, nature-based tourism destination.
Lismore City Council Mayor Vanessa Ekins welcomed the funding and believes the walking trail will deliver an array of positive benefits for the Nimbin community.
“The vision and work for this walking trail has been an on-going project for almost 20 years. It will link the many attractions in Nimbin has to offer to deliver a fantastic experience for tourists,” she said.
“The track will offer visitors the beautiful scenery of the Nimbin village, plus spectacular views of the surrounding countryside as it winds through rehabilitated bushland and to the doorstep of popular tourist destinations.”
“This project will also make a big difference locally, creating opportunities to increase tourism, employment and economic recovery, as well as building community cohesion.”
The walk is funded under the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Package, which is co-funded by the Australian and NSW governments for bushfire recovery, response, and preparedness in NSW.
Image: Kevin Hogan MP, President of the Nimbin Chamber of Commerce Diana Roberts, Cr Darlene Cook, Mayor Vanessa Ekins and Cr Elly Bird.