Tweed Shire Council manages a range of projects from major capital works and infrastructure projects to routine maintenance and community programs.
This section of our website highlights some of the main projects under construction or close to commencement around the Tweed.
For information on regular minor works and maintenance, including road works, resealing and resurfacing see Road Works and Closures.
Council has received Federal Government funding under the Blackspot Programme for the 2016/17 year for two road improvement projects in the shire. They are:
- $550,000 received to realign a curve on Clothiers Creek Road, Clothiers Creek, between the Pacific Motorway and Wallum Court. This work is expected to start in January 2017.
$290,000 to construct a sheltered left-hand turn lane on Tweed Valley Way at the southern Riverside Drive intersection, Tumbulgum. This work will include improving sighting distance for motorists turning from Riverside Drive on to Tweed Valley Way.
Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation
The Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation is a three-stage $21.2 million project being undertaken by Council to protect and enhance facilities along the Kingscliff CBD coastline.
• Stage 1 will construct a permanent sea wall to protect the Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club, Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park and Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club from erosion caused by storm events and projected sea level rises.
• Stage 2 will refurbish and modernise the facilities and services at Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park, to better meet the demands of the visitors to the town, including a greater emphasis on cabin accommodation.
• Stage 3 will create a Kingscliff Central Park, a community hub linking the Kingscliff central business district with the beach by providing oceans views from CBD businesses on Marine Park and establishing paths for improved beach access.
Planning and approvals are underway and construction is scheduled to start in early 2017, with work expected to be completed in 2019.
The project is funded by a $9.81 million grant through Round 2 of the Federal Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF). Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Reserve Trust will contribute $7.52 million to the redevelopment, while Council will provide $3.87 million.
Visit Your Say Tweed Kingscliff Foreshore Redevelopment for further information and updates, or phone Stewart Brawley on (02) 6670 2400.
Arkinstall Park Upgrade
The first stage of a multi-million dollar regional sports facility upgrade in Tweed Heads South was officially opened in May 2015.
The Stage One upgrade of Arkinstall Park included a regional high-performance tennis facility, new netball facilities, improved access and passive recreation.
Total funding for Stage One was $7,741,800 comprising of $2,620,000 from Tweed Shire Council, $4,991,800 from the Federal Government, $100,000 from Tennis Australia and $30,000 from Tweed Netball Association.
The need for a regional sports facility, including an indoor facility and rectangular stadium, was identified as part of a Master Plan developed for the site in 2008. Stage 2 will include an indoor regional facility and a high-quality rectangular field. See more ...
Commercial Recreation Activities on Public Open Space
Council manages an extensive public open space network which includes beaches, parks and other public places. This network provides opportunities for a wide range of recreational activities, thereby making a significant contribution to the physical and social wellbeing of the Tweed community.
These activities traditionally centred on children’s playgrounds, kick-about spaces, barbecue and picnic facilities, walking, cycling, and jogging. Sports fields traditionally catered for club-based sporting competitions.
Contemporary society has developed more recreational pursuits, including:
- Personal fitness trainers
- Commercial wedding planners
- Open-air venues for family and corporate celebrations
- Commercial sports competitions or coaching programs
As a consequence, Council is experiencing demand for a wide range of additional activities on public open space, including commercial fitness training such as boot camps, commercially arranged weddings, surf schools, eco and fishing tours, commercially operated markets, circuses. See more ...