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Kingscliff is a scenic coastal town just south of Tweed Heads, home to approximately 8500 people and one of the Tweed's most popular tourism destinations, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

Because it is so well loved, the Kingscliff locality has grown for more than a decade, making it the fastest growing area in the Tweed.

Quick Facts
Current Projects - Find out more and have your say at Your Say Tweed
Kingscliff in the news - Visit Council's Newsroom and use the search function to find 'Kingscliff' in media releases

In response to this growth, Council has led several important planning processes for the Kingscliff community in the past few years. Naturally, the people who live, work and play in Kingscliff, and those who love to visit, have played an important role in these projects, providing input and feedback to help shape the outcomes.

Council has been working on a range of plans, projects and initiatives to manage the growth of Kingscliff. It is important these are viewed holistically because they are all linked in some way and they all play a role in bringing the vision for Kingscliff to fruition.

One of the most significant factors in the development and implementation of these plans is that the unique characteristics intrinsic to Kingscliff be retained, respected and appropriately incorporated.

Council's commitment to open and transparent government ensures the community has a range of opportunities to participate in decision making processes. This includes meaningful engagement to have the ideas of the community included in the mix.

This page has been established as a central hub of information about the various projects and planning processes that have recently taken place and will continue to direct the future of Kingscliff. Some of the projects below include links to Your Say Tweed, Council's online hub for community engagement where you can access additional documents, resources and information on current engagement opportunities and ways to have your say.

Love your local @ Kingscliff Loyalty Card

Get a Love Your Local @ Kingscliff loyal card and use it each time you shop for the chance to win a $100 voucher at the Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club.

Receive an official stamp each time you make an eligible purchase at any of these participating Kingscliff traders:

Byron Gourmet Foods
Café Zingara
Kingscliff Newsagent On Marine Pde
Canvas Hair
Chempro Chemists
Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club
Kingscliff Beach Physiotherapy
Kingscliff Cycle Centre
Kingy Fish,Chips & Burgers
Maddie & Lils
Subway Kingscliff
The Daily Grind Coffee Bar
The Kingscliff Bakery Company
The Mullet Seafood
Tango Gelato
QRoma Café & Bar
Fix It Kingy
Red Monkey
Cellarbrations Taphouse Cellars
The Soho Movement (Paradiso Arcade)
Zacalu Zoo
Kingscliff Surf Centre
Cudgen Headland Surf Lifesaving Club
Boardwalk Books
Casuarina Flowers and Gifts
Kingscliff Meat Gallery
Kingscliff Village Farm Store
Oxley & Moore
Freedom Fuels, Pearl Street

Get six stamps, fill in the missing letters in the quiz and submit the completed card into one of the entry boxes located at:

Cudgen Headland Surf Club
Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club
Kingscliff Bakery at Kingscliff Village Shopping Centre
Kingscliff Newsagency (Marine Parade)

Draws are conducted on the first Monday of the month, giving shoppers the chance to win $100 vouchers at the Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club.

Family Fun Day @ Kingscliff Bridge

Thank you to everyone who attended the family fun day at Ed Parker Rotary Park on Sunday 31 July, to launch the ‘Love Your Local @ Kingscliff’ shop local campaign and celebrate Local Government Week.

Hundreds of people joined us for a free sausage sizzle by Kingscliff Rotary, SIBO Soccer, face painting, information tours of the new Kingscliff Bridge site and other giveaways.

Council’s Community Engagement Network members gave away hundreds of free Love Your Local @ Kingscliff reusable shopping bags, along with the loyalty shopping cards for chances to win great monthly prizes.

Many residents also took the opportunity to participate in tours of the bridge construction site, to find out more about the project to replace the vehicle bridge over Cudgen Creek.

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Kingscliff Matters Shopfront

Around 2000 people took the opportunity to visit the Kingscliff Matters shopfront while the pop-up store was open in Marine Parade for nine weeks.

Thank you to everyone who dropped into the temporary shopfront while it was open from 22 February to 22 April, to ask questions and gain further information about the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation, the Kingscliff Locality Plan, Kingscliff-Dreamtime Beach Coastal Zone Management Plan and other current projects important to the Kingscliff district.

The shopfront was part of Council’s commitment to keep the community informed throughout each of these projects and earlier this month the initiative was recognised with the Australian Coastal Award for Community Engagement at the 2016 Australian Coastal Awards.

Visitors to the shopfront had the opportunity to speak directly to Council project managers and members of Council’s Community Engagement Network, and 373 people provided input in the shopfront guestbook.

See the Shopfront Feedback Form (206kB PDF) under Available Downloads on this webpage to read all the comments provided by visitors in the shopfront guestbook.

Keep an eye on the Your Say Tweed pages for updates on each of the key projects for further updates, including feedback received at the shopfront.

Many of the town's residents and many visitors to the popular seaside destination spent time talking to Council staff about the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation, the Kingscliff Locality Plan and Kingscliff - Dreamtime Beach Coastal Zone Management Plan.

Projects

For more information, please refer to the contacts listed for each individual project.

Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation
Kingscliff Triathlon
Community Christmas Tree
Council statement on retro/vintage market at Kingscliff
Kingscliff Coast Guard Training Facility
Kingscliff Foreshore Masterplan (2007 - 2027)
Kingscliff Coastal Zone Management Plan
Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park Renewal
Kingscliff Central Park (March 2011 - ongoing)
Marine Parade (May 2012 - April 2013)
Kingscliff Locality Plan (May 2014 - ongoing)
Kingscliff North Holiday Park
Festivals and events on public land (ongoing)
Kingscliff tourism promotion (ongoing)
Commercial Recreation Activities on Public Open Space (November 2014 - ongoing)
Wild Dogs (ongoing)
Lots 1 and 2 DP1117599 (formerly known as Lot 490)
Kingscliff Beach Sand Replenishment (April - June 2015)
Bush Stone-Curlews in Jack Bayliss Park

Quick Facts on Marine Parade One Way and Traffic Flows

1. First submission for Marine Parade to be one-way southbound received from NSW Police to Council's Traffic Committee in early 1995. This was as a result of a pedestrian accident involving a young child. Minutes of the Traffic Committee reveal this submission was supported by the local Kingscliff Business Corporation.
2. In 2001, Kingscliff Ratepayers and Progress Association sent a letter to Council requesting Marine Parade become one-way southbound to help alleviate the lack of parking in the town.
3. In 2012, Kingscliff and District Chamber of Commerce requested Council consider the one-way option for Marine Parade to create more parking and improve pedestrian safety.
4. Council released Marine Parade Concept Plans including one-way traffic in May 2012.
5. April 2012 - June 2012 Council commenced extensive community engagement on the Marine Parade proposal, including formal public exhibition of the concept plans.
6. Extensive engagement supported the concept plans. See page 369 of the Council report - 17 July 2012
7. Council commenced work on Marine Parade in late January 2013 and was completed in late April the same year.
8. The new look Marine Parade increased car parking numbers by 41, in addition to three motorbike spaces and a loading zone for businesses (which provide another five car parking spaces outside business hours).
9. Traffic volumes on Pearl Street have increased by 10% since Marine Parade became one-way.
10. While traffic flows in Pearl Street have increased, the current average of 7,000 vehicles is significantly less than the 11,000 vehicles per day prior to Kingscliff being bypassed by the Tweed Coast Road and Chinderah to Yelgun Highway Upgrade.
11. Council continues to measure traffic flows around Kingscliff to monitor significant changes and indentify any increases in congestion.
12. The longer-term strategy for traffic flows incorporates a new arterial road linking the Tweed Coast Road with Turnock Street, when proposed development in West Kingscliff goes ahead. This would provide more direct access into Kingscliff and is expected to be the town's main gateway.

Frequently Asked Questions on Marine Parade Traffic Modelling

What is the history behind the decision to make Marine Parade one way between Turnock Road and Seaview Road?
Why is the traffic flow north to south along the one-way section of Marine Parade?
What studies did Council undertake before converting Marine Parade to a one-way street?
Why didn't Council undertake a formal trial of the one-way street?
Will Council be undertaking follow-up traffic surveys in the Kingscliff CBD?
Have traffic levels in the Kingscliff central business district changed since Marine Parade became one way?
How did Council consult with the community about the redevelopment on Marine Parade?
What is being done to manage Kingcliff's beach and foreshore?
Why is Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park being redeveloped?
When will Kingscliff Central Park be built?
What is the Kingscliff Locality Plan?
What opportunities will I have to provide feedback on Kingscliff issues in the future?
Last Updated: 01 June 2016