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LG Week 2017
Local Government Week 31 July - 6 August, 2017

This year’s theme is: Discovery, Diversity, Democracy

Local Government Week is a great opportunity to explore all the ways that your Council is a part of your community…take a look, you might be surprised!

NSW councils provide invaluable services to local communities, 365 days a year. While many people are aware that councils manage rates, roads and rubbish, the breadth and diversity of their work often goes unrecognised.

Local Government Week provides the perfect opportunity to share the importance of councils to residents, ratepayers, businesses – the whole community.

Held each year at the end of July/start of August, Local Government Week sees councils across NSW host a range of great events and activities to showcase their day-to-day work to the community

Stay tuned for a full program of events here in the Tweed.

For more information about Local Government Week visit

Sunday 30 July
Tree Planting Day
9am - 1pm, Pat Smith Park, Dulguigan Road (near intersection with Tomewin Road), Dulguigan.

We're aiming to plant 1000 trees to improve the health of Dulguigan Creek by restoring riparian vegetation affected by the floods in March.

The event is also Tweed Shire's initiative for National Tree Day.

Bring a hat, suncreen, gloves and drinking water.
Monday 31 July
Pottsville wildlife walk and pest management talk
9am - 10.30am, Pottsville Environmental Centre.

Learn about local wildlife with an environmental walk and talk from 9am or visit our pest management display between 9am and 10.30am.
Securing our Water Supply - Clarrie Hall Dam
9am - 11am, dam wall, Clarrie Hall Dam Road, Doon Doon (gates close at 1pm).

Join us at the wall of Clarrie Hall Dam to find out how Council plans to secure the shire’s future water supply. You’ll also learn about the cultural heritage and flora and fauna of the Doon Doon area and the history of Cram’s Farm.

Bookings essential via Sandra Freeman on (02) 6670 2285.

Hat and comfortable footwear required. Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch and stay on at the dam until the gates are closed at 1pm.
Tuesday 1 August
Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation public tours
Extra tour at 11am because of high demand. 9am and 1pm tours are fully booked.

Participants to meet at Kingscliff Community Hall.

Go behind the scenes of this transformative $20-million project.

Maximum 10 people per tour, RSVPs required via or (02) 6670 2751.

Participants to wear long sleeves, pants and sturdy covered shoes. Hats and vests will be provided.
Tour of award-winning gardens at Tweed Valley Cemetery
9.30am - 11.15am, Tweed Valley Cemetery, 813-871 Eviron Road, Eviron.

Tour of the award-winning gardens at Tweed Valley Cemetery, free barbecue and funeral options talk. Enjoy a guided walk with gardening staff responsible for maintaining the stunningly beautiful location - a regular winner in the region's gardens competition. You can also stay for a presentation on funeral options.

Participants are advised to bring a hat, sunscreen and a love of beautiful gardens

For further details phone (02) 6670 2435.
Indigenous interpretative tour of ‘Walk on Water’ - Tweed Heads historic site
10am - 11am, Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Tweed Heads South.

Take a tour with Council’s Aboriginal Community Development Officer to learn about indigenous cultural heritage and sacred sites.

RSVP via or (02) 6670 2453.
Beyond the S bend - Banora Point Wastewater Treatment Plant
10am - 11am, tour starts at the plant gate off Enterprise Avenue, Tweed Heads.

Have you ever wondered what happens after you flush? Come and see the workings of a modern wastewater treatment plant and be surprised.

Bookings via Water & Wastewater Administration on (02) 6670 2460.

Hat and enclosed shoes to be worn.
Wednesday 2 August
A Day in Our Shoes
Registrations have closed for A Day in our Shoes.

9am - 4pm, 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.
Thursday 3 August
Waste Matters - Tour of Council waste recycling plant at Chinderah
This tour is fully booked, however, please contact if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for future tour dates or cancellations.

9am - 10am, corner of Morton Street and Rotumah Street, Chinderah..

Join Council’s war on waste and find out why recycling matters and how the new 3 Bin System will make a difference.

RSVPs required to or (02) 6670 2523

Hat and enclosed shoes must be worn.
Community Services Open Day and free morning tea
10am - 12.30pm, Tweed Community Services - HACC Activities Room, Cnr of Heffron Street and Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South.

Come and try seniors' activities and get information on NDIS and MyAgedCare services.

Find out how the experienced Tweed Community Services team can provide Community Options services that help with your Support Coordination for your National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan.

Enjoy a free morning tea with us.
Depot Discovery - Buchanan Street Murwillumbah
Starting at 2pm and 3pm (45-minute guided walking tour).

Come and see how Council’s Buchanan Street Depot works: the trades and skills of the workforce and the impact of the March floods.

Maximum 10 people per tour, bookings via or (02) 6670 2453.

Hat and enclosed shoes must be worn.
Friday 4 August
Behind the scenes at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Three 60 minute tours - starting 10am I 11am I 1pm

Join us for an exclusive gallery tour to hear insights on the award-winning facility and view unique items and areas the public normally doesn’t get to see.

Places are strictly limited, bookings essential via (02) 6670 2794, Wed – Sun 10am – 5pm.
Saturday 5 August
Free Session
Come and try Deep Water Running
8:30am - 9:30am, Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre, Murwillumbah.

Experience the low-impact, body shaping benefits of deep water running.
$20 per person
Movie Magic Mystery Film Locations
9.30am - 3pm, Tweed Regional Museum, Murwillumbah.

Jump aboard this fun mystery bus tour as we visit iconic film locations in the Tweed, and hear juicy behind-the-scenes stories. Muriel's Wedding, Pirates of the Caribbean and Camp are just some of the film locations we'll visit. Bring a picnic lunch (Eskies provided), a sense of humour, and a love of film!

$20 per person. Bookings essential to or (02) 6670 2493.
Guided Heritage Walk of Murwillumbah Town Centre
1pm - 2pm, Tweed Regional Museum, Murwillumbah.

Join the Murwillumbah Historical Society on a guided tour of Murwillumbah and listen to some fascinating stories of the past.
Sunday 6 August
$8 per person
includes special admission price for
David Hockney: Words and Pictures
Special exhibition tour of
David Hockney: Words and Pictures
and Surrender by Joshua Yeldham
10.30am - 11.30am, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, 2 Mistral Road (Cnr Tweed Valley Way), South Murwillumbah.

Receive a special guided tour of David Hockney: Words and Pictures, Tweed Regional Gallery's first international touring exhibition, and the popular Surrender and Endurance exhibitions by Joshua Yeldham. Includes special $8 admission price for David Hockney: Words and Pictures. David Hockey has been described as "arguably Britain's greatest living painter" and in 2011 was voted by his peers as the most influential British artist of all time.

The exhibition features four major suites of the artist's prints, produced between 1961 and 1977. United by their reference to historical works of literature and art, the prints were produced during the first two decades of Hockney's career when he established himself as a pioneer of the British Pop art movement. Limited to 20 people.

Places are strictly limited, bookings essential via (02) 6670 2790

Gallery opening hours Wed – Sun 10am – 5pm.


Last Updated: 01 August 2017