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Guyra to Coff’s Harbour railway line

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Thursday 23 September 1920, The Sydney Morning Herald


GLEN INNES, Wednesday.  

For many years past the agitation has been
keen for the linking up of the Northern line
of this State with the North Coast, and a  
few years ago the Royal Commission ap-
pointed to inquire into decentralisation mat-
ters recommended that a line be constructed
from Guyra, between Glen Innes and Armi-
dale, to the North, Coast. To further this
proposal a largely attended conference was
held at Guyra to-day, when, delegates were
present from Armidale, Uralla, Coff's Harbour,
Ben Lomond, Llangothlin, Dorrigo, Wands-
worth, Ebor, Tyrringham, and Black Moun-
tain. Councillor C. D. Judge, of the Guyra
Shire Council, presided. After discussion, in
which the matter of railway connection be-
tween Inverell and Coff's Harbour, via Guyra,
was generally endorsed, the following motion
was carried:—"That this conference, repre-
senting many thousands of residents, urge the
Government of New South Wales, as a means
to stimulate production and develop the vast
resources of the country in the north, to pro-
ceed forthwith with the construction of a  
railway from Inverell to Coff's Harbour, most
of which, from Guyra to Glenreagh, on the
North Coast railway, has been recommended
by the Royal Commission on decentralisation;
that the Government also be asked to com-
mence work on the proposed line at both ends
at one time, so that the construction may be
expedited." A further resolution was carried:
—"That delegates be sent to Sydney to inter-
view the Minister for Works and Railways,
asking that the matters brought forward be
given urgent attention."

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