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Last 10 Available Media Releases
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20 April 2018
Council uses flood material to rehabilitate local park
Council uses flood material to rehabilitate local park
The finishing touches will be applied this week to a project aimed at rehabilitating a much loved local park using material collected from landslips after last year’s floods.
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17 April 2018
Malicious damage to park infrastructure at Kingscliff
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Police have been asked to investigate reports of malicious damage at Kingscliff’s new $22 million Rowan Robinson Park along the Marine Parade foreshore.
16 April 2018
Rowan Robinson Park to be officially opened
Rowan Robinson Park to be officially opened
The new Rowan Robinson Park on the Kingscliff foreshore will be officially opened in a locally themed ceremony this weekend.
16 April 2018
Draft Policy on private memorials goes on exhibition
Community comment welcomed over next 60 days
A draft policy addressing the issue of private memorials being installed in public spaces is now on exhibition with Tweed residents invited to provide comment.
12 April 2018
Last call for local artists at Tweed Regional Gallery
Last call for local artists at Tweed Regional Gallery
The Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre is issuing a last call for regional artists who may wish to take advantage of two significant opportunities to promote their work.
12 April 2018
Road closures start for bridge and culvert flood repairs
Road closures start for bridge and culvert flood repairs

Council contractors are beginning to close a number of shire roads to repair damage from the March 2017 flood.

 

Some of these closures may leave residents upstream of the damage site isolated, possibly for a few days, if there are no alternative access routes available.

 

While every effort is made to avoid isolating a community, in some cases it cannot be avoided and Council is urging residents to be prepared for any upcoming closure and make their own arrangements to manage the situation.

 

The Council contractor undertaking the works is providing as much advance notice of a closure to residents as possible. Council is supporting those efforts through media and Facebook posts and its regular Road Wrap listing on the website.

 

“If there is a possibility of providing an alternate access route while bridges and culverts are being replaced or repaired, that will be done,” Manager Infrastructure Delivery Tim Mackney said. “But on some roads, such as Geles Road at Upper Burringbar, there is no alternative route which Council can approve for use.

 

“Our contractors are aware of the inconvenience a full closure causes and will work as quickly as possible to get the bridge or culvert replaced, repaired and reopened.

 

“As soon as the contractor can allow vehicles to pass through a worksite safely, they will assist their passage.”

 

The contractor also will ensure rubbish bins are picked up and transported across the worksite and back, if necessary.

 

In the event that an emergency services vehicle has to get through a worksite, the contractors will make that happen.

 

The road closures that may isolate communities are on those roads where communities were cut off by the floods, mostly in the upper reaches on winding, narrow and steep shire roads.

 

For upcoming road closures, see Road Wrap in the Tweed Link every week.

 

 

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11 April 2018
Last call for local artists at Tweed Regional Gallery
Last call for local artists at Tweed Regional Gallery
The Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre is issuing a last call for regional artists who may wish to take advantage of two significant opportunities to promote their work.
6 April 2018
Bray Park Weir protection group finalised
Bray Park Weir protection group finalised

Council last night finalised the membership of a project reference group to help identify and assess solutions to protect Bray Park Weir from future tidal inundation.

 

The group of 12 comprises 10 nominees from the community, plus councillors Mayor Katie Milne and Pryce Allsop.

 

It is anticipated that the group will meet between four and six times before it can present to Council a preferred option or mix of options to mitigate the risk of saltwater ingress into the Bray Park Weir pool.

 

Nineteen nominations were received from the community to join the group, with Council expanding the community representation from eight (8) to ten (10) members to accommodate the strong interest in this issue.

 

The successful community nominees were:

  • Ken Baker – neighbouring landowner to the weir property

  • Peter Robson – representing recreational river users

  • Brett Sander – adjacent residential property owner and engineer

  • Corey Crosthwaite – landowner representing the Upper Weir Property Association

  • Neil Baker – landowner representing the Upper Weir Property Association

  • Glen Jones – landowner representing landowners south of Slippery Crossing, along Solomons Road to Old Lismore Road south

  • Peter Tomsett – landowner and retired engineer representing the Lower Oxley Land Owner Group

  • James Perrin – representing critical water user Stone and Wood brewery and other businesses dependent on a high-quality water supply

  • Simon Fitzpatrick - representing recreational fishers and fish habitat conservation, and

  • Michael McDonald – representing Tweed Canegrowers.

 

Anyone with an interest in this project is asked to contribute their ideas on the options to mitigate the risk of saltwater inundation into the Bray Park Weir pool by contacting one of the above members of the Project Reference Group.

 

Alternatively, you can register online at https://www.yoursaytweed.com.au/BrayParkWeir to provide direct input to the project team.

 

The contact details for all Project Reference Group members can be found on the project page on Your Say Tweed.

 

 

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6 April 2018
Fingal students’ artworks to help save local wildlife
Fingal students’ artworks to help save local wildlife

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5 April 2018
Taking it slow enhances the experience of great art
Taking it slow enhances the experience of great art
The Tweed Regional Gallery will participate in a worldwide effort this week to enhance the enjoyment of experiencing great works of art.
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