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A fifth Riverina council has come on board to support the re-opening of the Narrandera to Tocumwal rail line.
The Griffith City Council's joined the Berrigan, Jerilderie, Narrandera, Urana councils in trying to revive the line, shut down in 1988.
The Griffith Council wants the town's freight rail hub to be relocated out of the city, and Narrandera Councillor Wesley Hall says the Narrandera line could be complimentary.
"Absolutely," he said.
"Obviously Griffith with the horticulture scene and the rice scene has a call for a lot of freight through to Sydney and Melbourne.
"I think Griffith realise that it is a regional and indeed a national project with has a lot of merit and it should really progress the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area."
The group has asked the state government to appoint a ministerial taskforce to investigate the proposal.
Councillor Hall says the group will this week make a submission to the state's transport masterplan.
"What we're looking for, is that a ministerial taskforce be set up as soon as possible," he said.
"We believe the Tocumwal to Narrandera rail line is not only of regional significance, but also national significance.
"So we want to get it to the top of the agenda and we're very interested in looking at some PPP models - which are of course, public-private partnerships."
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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