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The Communication and Customer Services Unit of Tweed Shire Council is responsible for media releases, responding to journalist, television and photo requests, and general media and industry publication related enquiries. Media organisations are encouraged to use our email subscription service to receive automatic notification of Council media releases via email. You can unsubscribe at any time by logging in to the right, then select the 'Unsubscribe' option.

Requests from media organisations for information or comment regarding Council operational matters should be directed to Council's Communications Assistant - Media, Madeline Williams-Ritchie on (02) 6670 2751 or email

For comments from Councillors, please contact them directly. See Councillors page for their contact details.

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Last 10 Available Media Releases
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1 December 2015
Ship-WRECKED! at the Museum
WRECKED! exhibition media release
A new exhibition at Murwillumbah’s Tweed Regional Museum will reveal treacherous tales of Tweed’s maritime past, providing visitors with an insight into a number of historic voyages that went wrong.
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1 December 2015
Rising learn to swim numbers a positive sign for safe summer
Rising learn to swim registrations media release
Learn to swim lessons at the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centres (TRAC) have reached a record high, topping 1000 lessons each week, which is very reassuring as Tweed Shire heads into summer, according to TRAC Aquatic Programs Supervisor Jeff Collier.
1 December 2015
Council wins NSW Business Chamber Award
NSW Business Chamber Award media release
Tweed Shire Council has taken out the NSW Business Chamber’s 2015 Excellence in Sustainability Award at a black-tie gala dinner on Friday night in Sydney, with over 1000 guests in attendance.
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27 November 2015
Dance workshop an introductory step for access awards ceremony
South Sea Islander dance workshop media release
The language, culture and hip-shaking dance moves of South Sea Islander culture will be explained and experienced during a free workshop in Tweed Heads on Thursday 3 December.
27 November 2015
Agricultural leaders identify actions for sustainability
Sustainable Agriculture survey media release
Jobs in farming, improved marketing and resource sharing, cutting red tape, and closer ties between the agricultural sector and the wider community were among the key issues raised when representatives of several Tweed farming industries came together recently to discuss a Sustainable Agriculture Strategy for the district.
25 November 2015
Crackdown on illegal camping along southern Tweed foreshore
Illegal Pottsville camping media release
A multi-pronged campaign has been initiated to curb illegal camping in Tweed Shire’s southern coastal dunes between Pottsville and Wooyung.
24 November 2015
Murwillumbah Library reopened
Murwillumbah Library reopened media release
Murwillumbah Library reopened to the public today, following a temporary closure yesterday to allow police to investigate a break-in at the building.
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24 November 2015
New museum artefact cements link to Council's past
Museum trowel presentation media release
A trowel gifted to Mayor Alderman Arthur E Budd in 1924 has been handed over to his present-day counterpart, Mayor Katie Milne, marking milestones for a number of civic buildings in the Tweed.
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23 November 2015
Opening up discussion about open space
Open Space Strategy media release

Community input is invited for a new strategy to guide Council’s future planning and management of parks and open space in Tweed Shire.


Council is developing a new Open Space Strategy to guide its priorities to better meet the community’s needs for open space, which includes parks, sportsgrounds, natural areas, foreshore areas and paths for walking and cycling.


As part of the process, Council will also review its provision of playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, trails, dog exercise areas, community gardens and its spaces for community events.


Residents can provide their feedback by completing an online Open Space Survey and a Playground Survey at until 11 December.


“Tweed Shire has a diverse range of parks and open spaces that bring many benefits, including improved health and wellbeing, social interaction, protecting biodiversity, promoting community pride, as well as the economic value of these benefits,” Council’s Recreation Planner, Jodie Hewett, said.


“This strategy will take a fresh look at all the Council-managed public outdoor places where we spend our leisure time: to walk the dog, play sport, meet friends, have a barbecue, get fit, get in touch with nature, children’s playtime or simply be alone to relax and reflect.


“The strategy will provide the framework for Council to enhance, protect and manage these open spaces over the next 10 years.”


Council will ‘pop up’ at a number of community events in November and December to talk to community members about open space, playgrounds and the strategy. Consultation for the strategy has already included a pop-up park at the Murwillumbah Show, a stall at the Kingscliff TAFE open day and visits to a number of playgrounds.


“We’re inviting people to tell us their priorities for the future of Tweed Shire’s open space and what it should offer the people of Tweed,” Ms Hewett said.


Future information session dates:

  • Thursday 23 November: Tweed City Shopping Centre

  • Wednesday 25 November: Murwillumbah Farmers Market

  • Saturday 28 November: Kingscliff Markets

  • Sunday 13 December: Chillingham Markets


Visit for further information, including updates about the strategy and future information stalls, or to complete the surveys.


More information is also available by contacting Ms Hewett on (02) 6670 2649 or email

23 November 2015
Asbestos risk triggers Council assistance for awareness campaign
Asbestos Awareness media release

Tweed Shire Council is on board a community awareness program warning residents against playing ‘Renovation Roulette’ with asbestos in and around their homes.


November is Asbestos Awareness Month and Council is helping to spread the word to educate as many people as possible about the dangers of asbestos and how best to manage it.


Council’s Manager Building and Environmental Health, David McNicoll, said Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos-related diseases in the world and the rate continues to increase as a direct result of exposure to asbestos fibres during home renovations and maintenance.


“Many people wrongly believe that only fibro homes contain asbestos. Asbestos products can most likely be found in any Australian home built or renovated before 1987 - even brick, weatherboard, fibro and clad homes,” Mr McNicoll said.


It can be found under floor coverings such as carpets, linoleum and vinyl tiles, behind wall and floor tiles, in cement floors, internal and external walls, ceilings, eaves, garages, around hot water pipes, fences, extensions to homes, outdoor toilets, dog kennels, chook yards and backyard sheds – it could be anywhere.


Asbestos Awareness Month in 2015 is again urging people ‘DON’T PLAY RENOVATION ROULETTE!’ and protect themselves and their families from exposure to asbestos fibres during renovations and maintenance.


Mayor of Tweed, Councillor Katie Milne, said: “"There is a third wave of people who are being diagnosed now.


“The starkest figures concern women, with home renovation now the main cause.


“The proportion of cases due to DIY has increased from about five per cent in the 1990s to nearly 36 per cent between 2005 and 2008."


Earlier this year, Tweed Shire Council - in conjunction with North East Waste and the six other Northern Rivers member councils – implemented a State funded household asbestos disposal program, which offered reduced disposal fees to encourage residents and home owners to safely dispose of asbestos from their properties.


Following this program, Council’s Waste section has been looking at ways to continue promoting compliance, through the encouragement of home owners to not only safely remove asbestos but to also ensure it is safely and correctly disposed of at Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre.  


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Last Updated: 18 March 2015