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LG Week 2016
Local Government Week,
an initiative of LGNSW, is on again from 1-7 August 2016 and Tweed Shire Council will be participating with a range of events and some new ideas that highlight the breadth and diversity of Tweed Shire Council's 52 programs and services.

This year's Local Government Week theme 'Active All Areas' reflects the need for councils to engage with various communities which may differ by age, culture and race. It also reflects the need for councils to ensure those communities have physical accessibility and support.

For more information about Local Government Week visit
http://www.lgnsw.org.au/events-training/local-government-week.
Sunday 31 July
Free
Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation Project Walk and Talk
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Kingscliff Foreshore, Community Hall - Marine Parade Kingscliff, Kingscliff

The Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation Project is a $22M project including the construction of a seawall, redevelopment of Kingscliff Holiday Park, Construction of a new Central park and revamp of the community hall and associated buildings. The walk and talk will provide the opportunity to gain detail on the current status of planning and design of the project and ask questions of the Project Manager.

Bring a hat and water and appropriate shoes for walking on the beach.

email stewartb@tweed.nsw.gov.au
Free
Love your Local Day at Kingscliff - launch of Love Your Local at Kingscliff Campaign
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Ed Parker Rotary Park, Sutherland Street, Kingscliff

Tweed Shire Council and Kingscliff and District Chamber of Commerce invite you to come on down to the launch of 'Love Your Local at Kingscliff' including giveaways, Kingscliff Bridge Construction Information Sessions, Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation project updates and more. Join us for a free sausage sizzle by Kingscliff Rotary, icecreams and activities for the kids. Council's Community Engagement Network will be there to help with any questions about Kingsliff projects and help you to sign up for the Kingscliff Matters e-newsletter for the life of the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation Project.

loveyourlocalatkingscliff.com.au
Monday 1 August
Free
Introduction to Ancestry.com
9.30am - 5.00pm, Tweed Heads Library, Cnr Wharf and Brett Streets, Tweed Heads

Are you interested in researching your family history? Get started at an introductory session on Ancestry.com. For available times and dates, please phone the Tweed Heads Library on (07) 5569 3150.

www.rtrl.nsw.gov.au
Free
Recycled Papercraft Workshop
10.00am - 11.30am, Murwillumbah Library, 10 Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah

Make something unique and beautiful using recycled paper. Places are limited so bookings are essential. Please phone Murwillumbah Library on 02 6670 2427.

www.rtrl.nsw.gov.au
Tuesday 2 August
Free
Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation Project Walk and Talk
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Kingscliff Foreshore, Kingscliff Community Hall, Marine Parade, Kingscliff

The Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation Project is a $22M project including the construction of a seawall, redevelopment of Kingscliff Holiday Park, Construction of a new Central park and revamp of the community hall and associated buildings. The walk and talk will provide the opportunity to gain detail on the current status of planning and design of the project and ask questions of the Project Manager.

Bring a hat and water and appropriate shoes for walking on the beach.

email stewartb@tweed.nsw.gov.au
Free
Introduction to CPR
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre Murwillumbah, Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah

An introduction to CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), a first-aid technique that can help save a life, often a family member of someone you know. A one-hour workshop providing a CPR demonstration, followed by hands-on instruction for participants.

http://trac.tweed.nsw.gov.au/ | jcollier@tweed.nsw.gov.au
Wednesday 3 August
Free
Birds and Plants of the Tweed Coast - Interpretive Walk
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Pottsville Environment Park, Centennial Drive, Pottsville

Join either a guided bird-watching tour or interpretive plant identification walk that will take visitors through diverse Endangered Ecological Communities the provide habitat for a broad range of coastal lowland and seasonal migratory bird species. The walks are a chance to hone your native plant and bird recognition skills, learn more about the Tweed's important local coastal habitats and contribute to Council's flora and fauna inventory. Visitors might be fortunate enough to get a glimpse of other iconic threatened species known to regularly occupy the Pottsville Environment Park, such as the Grey-headed Flying-fox, Koala and Bush Stone-curlew.

Groups will be a maximum of 12 visitors, so please register with Council’s Contact Centre on (02) 6670 2400 and indicate your preference for the type of walk you are interested in attending.

Wear shoes, hat and clothing suitable for walking. A bottle of water is also advised.

http://www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/PottsvilleEnvironmentalPark
Free
A Day in Our Shoes
9.00am - 4.00pm, Tweed Shire Council Murwillumbah Administration Office, Tumbulgurm Road Murwillumbah.

Community members and students are invited to experience ‘A Day in Our Shoes’ starting at 9am with a special welcome and induction breakfast. Thinking of a career in local government or interested in how your Local Council works? Then come and spend some time with us.

Get first hand experience in some of Council's 52 services, including but not limited to:
  • Community and Natural Resources
  • Engineering and Environmental Science
  • Planning and Development and
  • Corporate Services including Communication and Customer Services, Information Technology, Human Resources and more.
Free
Introduction to Ancestry.com
9.30am - 5.00pm, Tweed Heads Library, Cnr Wharf and Brett Streets, Tweed Heads

Are you interested in researching your family history? Get started at an introductory session on Ancestry.com. For available times and dates please phone the library on (07) 5569 3150. Bookings are essential.

www.rtrl.nsw.gov.au
Free
Conservation in Progress!
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah, 2 Queensland Road, Murwillumbah

Gain a rare insight to the specialist conservation work that usually takes place behind the scenes. Those steps to protect valuable historic items will be on display for the day when a temporary conservation lab will be set up at Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah for the day. Join Nadia McDougall as she works on a range of works on paper, thunder egg specimens and other objects from the Museum’s collection.

Ask questions and learn more about how we care for the Tweed’s precious history.

http://museum.tweed.nsw.gov.au
Thursday 4 August
Free
Introduction to Ancestry.com
9.00am - 3.00pm, Tweed Heads Library, Cnr Wharf and Brett Streets, Tweed Heads

Are you interested in researching your family history? Get started in an introductory session on Ancestry.com. For available times and dates, please phone the Tweed Heads Library on (07) 5569 3150. Bookings are essential.

www.rtrl.nsw.gov.au
Free
Water Testing Laboratory Tour
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Tweed Laboratory Centre, 46 Enterprise Ave, South Tweed

One hour tour of commercial water testing facility - limited to 20 people.

No loose bags or equipment to be carried through lab.

email: samplereception@tweed.nsw.gov.au with names (limit x 2 per household; 20 max for tour)
Friday 5 August
Free
‘Behind the Scenes’ Gallery Tour
10.30am - 11.30am, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, 2 Mistral Road, Murwillumbah

Inquisitive community members are invited to join a guided tour providing unique insights into the Gallery’s operations and the history of the building, including access to the collection store areas, community facilities and the Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio. Limited places, bookings essential.

http://artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au/Tours
Sunday 7 August
Free
The Artist, the Barrister and the Director
Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, 2 Mistral Road, Murwillumbah

Archibald Prize 2015 winner Nigel Milsom and his subject Charles Waterstreet in conversation with Art Gallery of NSW Director Dr Michael Brand. Welcome: Susi Muddiman, Gallery Director.

Presented in conjunction with the Byron Writers Festival

https://byronwritersfestival.com/

 

Last Updated: 01 August 2016