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The New South Wales Opposition will work with the Greens to try to stop the State Government's plan to sell disused rail corridors, including the Casino to Murwillumbah line.
Ballina MP Don Page says there is strong opposition to the Government's proposed rail trails legislation.
Under the proposal, rail lines could be sold to developers.
Mr Page says he expects the bill to be passed in the Lower House, but he is confident it could be stopped with three extra crossbench votes in the Upper House.
"Legislation has been introduced in the Lower House but hasn't been debated yet," he said.
"Even though we will be opposing it I'm sure the Government will have the numbers in the Lower House to be able to force it through there, but they don't have the numbers in their own right in the Upper House.
"If we combine with the Greens and three other crossbenchers we should be able to defeat the legislation. I'm hoping that's what will happen."
A protest rally organised by those opposed to the rail trails legislation will take place outside Parliament House later today.
Mr Page has also announced that he will be taking several weeks off work to recover from heart surgery.
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