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Tweed Shire Council manages a range of projects from major capital works and infrastructure projects to routine maintenance and community programs. View some of the larger construction projects below.

For information on smaller upgrades of roads and water and sewerage assets that may cause short traffic delays, see Roadworks and Closures.

To have your say and contribute to decision making in the Tweed, visit www.yoursaytweed.com.au (external link)

Tweed Road Development Strategy – four-laning Tweed Coast Road

2020 - 2030

Council has begun to design the four-laning of Tweed Coast Road from Morton Street at Chinderah to Grand Parade at Casuarina to cater for forecast future population growth. The need for this road to be upgraded was identified in the 2017 Tweed Road Development Strategy and the timing of that future upgrade was to be ‘dependent on land releases’.

By 2041, it is estimated there will be an additional 187,000 trips a day on the Tweed road network. There are three major residential developments approved for the area, as well as the new $582 million Tweed Valley Hospital being constructed on Cudgen Road at Kingscliff.

The four-laning of this 4.5 kilometres of road is estimated to cost $55 million and will be undertaken in six sections. Timing of the majority of the works could be five to 10 years away as it is dependent on the progress of land releases. However, the Cudgen Road intersection upgrade will be undertaken by the hospital developer, Health Infrastructure, some time in 2021 ahead of the opening of the hospital in 2023.

For more information, visit www.yoursaytweed.com.au/tweed-coast-road (external link)

Raising the Wall of Clarrie Hall Dam

2016 - 2026

Council is working towards raising the wall of its Clarrie Hall Dam by 8.5 metres, trebling the dam’s capacity to 42,300 megalitres and securing an adequate water supply for the shire to approximately 2046.

The project’s Environmental Impact Statement is expected to be on public exhibition around March 2021.

For more information, visit www.yoursaytweed.com.au/raisingclarriehall (external link)

Northern Rivers Rail Trail

2017 - 2021

Council is designing and constructing a 24-kilometre rail trail (shared-user path) along the route of the disused Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek rail corridor. The project has been funded jointly by the State and Federal governments.

It is envisaged the Tweed Valley Rail Trail may become the first stage of a longer 134-kilometre trail from Murwillumbah to Casino. Construction of the Tweed section of the proposed Northern Rivers Rail Trail is likely to begin in early 2021.

For more information, visit www.yoursaytweed.com.au/railtrail (external link)

Bray Park Weir Tidal Protection Project

2017 - ongoing

The Tweed District Water Supply is at risk of saltwater contamination due to an increased frequency and intensity of high tides overtopping the weir wall. The risk is heightened during times of low flow in the Tweed River which are insufficient to hold back an upcoming tide. The risk is becoming more intense due to an increasing frequency of sea level anomalies, where actual tide heights exceed predicted tide heights.

In June 2020, Council resolved to progress with the concept design of a hinged barrier across Bray Park Weir to protect the Tweed District Water Supply from the risk of tidal inundation. Once a concept design is developed, cost estimates will be updated and this will be provided to Council to gain approval to proceed.

For more information, visit www.yoursaytweed.com.au/brayparkweir (external link)

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