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Last 10 Available Media Releases
23 May 2017
Filter repairs begin for TRAC Murwillumbah outdoor pools
TRAC Murwillumbah filter repairs media release
Refurbishment works begin this week on the outdoor pools at Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre (TRAC) Murwillumbah, after they were affected by the March floods.
19 May 2017
Rain could cause more road damage and slips
Rain could cause more road damage and slips

Motorists are urged to drive with extreme care on Tweed roads as the continuing rain may cause further road damage and landslips. 

Mayor Katie Milne said people really need to take extra care now, especially whenever it rains.    

"The slips are still eroding and this red clay mud is so slippery on the roads.  Roadside edges could also be soft from being undermined and there are numerous potholes.  Please don't take any risks.  There is just no excuse to be driving fast with all the damage after these floods, especially in the wet," Cr Milne said.       

A great deal of work has been carried out over recent weeks to clear and repair damaged roads but the rain forecast for today and tomorrow  could result in more  damage and further slips. 

Please travel with care at all times and be extra cautious on roads damaged in the recent flood and prone to landslips.  Please obey all road signs and traffic control instructions.

19 May 2017
Blackspot Program works taking place in Riverside Drive, Tumbulgum
Riverside Drive Blackspot

Council and contractors are currently undertaking two programs of work in Tumbulgum over the next 10 weeks.


Council has commenced work at the southern intersection of Riverside Drive and Tweed Valley Way, Tumbulgum. The works will consist of reconstructing the sheltered left turn lane to improve safety at this intersection. The upgrade work is scheduled for five weeks and is being funded by Roads and Maritime Services as part of the Blackspot Program at a cost of $250,000.


Over a five year period, there have been eight injury crashes at this intersection. The Blackspot works at this location will greatly assist motorist’s vision as they turn in to or out of, or approach this intersection.


Upon completion of the intersection work, road rehabilitation will commence on Riverside Drive as part of Council’s Road Infrastructure Program at a cost of $260,000. Weather permitting; this work will take a further five weeks to complete.


Road closures and detour via the northern entrance to Riverside Drive will be in place for periods of time and some delays can be expected.


Motorists are required to obey all road signs and traffic control instructions. Some delays can be expected over this time. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.

19 May 2017
Delivery Program sets out four-year plans for Council

It’s the last chance to have your say on a number of Council’s key strategic guiding documents.


Council is inviting public submissions to the draft 2017/2021 Delivery Program, the draft 2017/2018 Operational Plan and the associated 2017/2018 draft Resourcing Strategy and draft Revenue Policy and Statement which incorporates the draft Operational Plan Budget and draft Fees and Charges.


The Draft Delivery Program 2017–2021 outlines how Council will work over the next four years to achieve the long term community goals set out in the Community Strategic Plan 2017–2027, which was developed with extensive input from the community and adopted by Council in April.


Supporting the Delivery Program is the annual Operational Plan, which details the individual projects and activities that will be undertaken each year.


The Draft Delivery Program 2017–2021 and Draft Operational Plan are on public exhibition  until Friday, 26 May 2017, with access to all documents via printed copies at various Council locations or from the Tweed Shire Council website  and


Council invites feedback on the draft documents from all interested stakeholders and members of the community. Submissions may be made to or by post to:


 Delivery Program

 General Manager

 Tweed Shire Council

 PO Box 816

 Murwillumbah NSW 2484

15 May 2017
Marine Parade footpath reconstructed as revitalisation strides ahead

A section of Kingscliff’s Marine Parade carpark is closed today while the adjacent footpath is replaced as part of the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation.


Those parking spaces are expected to be available again from tomorrow.


It had previously been planned to construct the footpath in stages, because of the scheduling of works on the overall project and to minimise the number of parking spaces that would be closed at any one time.


However, a change in the availability in contactors meant the footbath could be constructed sooner and all in one day.


Project Manager Stewart Brawley said safety fencing would then be returned between the carpark and new footpath for about three weeks, while connecting paths were constructed.


“The fencing will then be moved further back onto the worksite, reinstating access along this path to the pedestrian crossing in front of the cenotaph.


The footpath’s replacement is among the latest stages as the revitalisation progresses steady, with the construction of the rock wall, Kingscliff Central Park and an upgraded Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park.


Further updates about the revitalisation, and time-lapse photographs providing a bird’s eye view of the work, are available at


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15 May 2017
Stories give Courthouse life of its own
Tweed Heads Courthouse stories media release
A refurbishment of the old Tweed Heads Courthouse, part of the Tweed Regional Museum complex in Pioneer Park, will have added significance when the building is reopened later this year.
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11 May 2017
Proof is in the pudding for Olley portraits
Portraits: Margaret Olley media release
Margaret Olley once joked that people liked to paint her portrait because she had “a face like a pudding and it’s easy to draw”.
10 May 2017
Community priorities for Tweed River revealed in values report
Tweed River community values report media release
A community values report providing valuable insight to the uses and environmental condition of the Tweed River Estuary, completed as part of preparing a new management plan for the waterway, has been received by Council and is now available for the public to view.
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9 May 2017
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
8 May 2017
A glowing history of Museum volunteers
Museum volunteers media release
Tweed Regional Museum has a happy history of wonderful volunteers and is using National Volunteer Week to shine more light on their valued contributions.
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