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LG Week 2018
Local Government Week 30 July - 5 August 2018


This year’s theme is: The Power of Community.

Local Government Week is a great opportunity to showcase all of the ways that Council is a part of the community and share the importance of councils to residents, ratepayers, businesses – the whole community.

Saturday 28 July
Free
Cool Cats Workshop
2pm - 4.30px, Kingscliff Hall, 81 Marine Parade, Kingscliff

A free workshop for cat owners wanting to keep their cats cool, calm and contented. Cat owners will receive advice from expert Animal Behaviourist Dr Jo Righetti about understanding cat behaviour and ways to keep your cat safe, happy and healthy. All welcome

This is a a pet free event.
Sunday 29 July
Free
National Tree Day community tree planting
9am - 1pm, Bilambil Road Park, Corner Bilambil Road and Naponyah Road, Bilambil

National Tree Day is Australia's biggest nature care event. Council and Tweed Landcare are hosting this years event on the bank of Duroby Creek to restore riparian habitat and improve waterway health. We aim to plant 1,000 trees, shrubs and groundcovers - holes will be pre-dug to make planting easy. Tea, coffee and drinking water will be provided.

treeday.planetark.org/site/10018357

Bring a hat, shovel, mulch fork, wheel barrow or bucket and some morning tea to share.
Free
Love Pets Love Wildlife morning - Celebrating the animals in our lives
10.00am - 1pm, Rowan Robinson Park and Kingscliff Hall, 81 Marine Parade, Kingscliff

A free family fun day to celebrate the animals in our lives- both pets and wildlife with demonstrations from cat trainer Catmantoo, Sam the Detection Dog, Currumbin wildlife Sanctuary, Q&A session with experts on animal welfare and wildlife, Tweed Wildlife After Dark slideshow (in the hall), pet ownership advice, cat enclosures, kids activities, Lions Club sausage sizzle AND lots of free giveaways and prizes including a Tweed River Cruise with lunch for 2, dog and cat gift packs, animal books, scratching posts, microchipping, kennel, bee hotels. Many prizes have been donated by our local pet shops in Murwillumbah and Tweed and the event is sponsored by the NSW Environmental Trust.

If you bring a pet make sure it is on a lead. This is a Wastewise event BYO water bottle, coffee cup and carry bag.
Monday 30 July
Free
Recycling Facility Visit
10.30am - 11.15pm, Chinderah Materials Recovery Facility, 35 Morton Street, Chinderah

Visit the Recycling Facility at Chinderah where all recyclables from our yellow-lid recycling bins is taken top be sorted. A viewing room and overhead cameras set up through the facility enables participants to see how these items are sorted and baled before being sent away to make new products. Learn about tips that will help keep quality products in our yellow bin going around. Space is limited.

Bookings must be made by emailing waste@tweed.nsw.gov.au or by calling 02 6670 2523.

Participants are required to wear closed toe shoes and will need to manage a set of stairs. A Council Officer will meet booked participants at the front of the building.
Tuesday 31 July
Free
Open Day
10am - 12pm, Clarrie Hall Dam, Clarrie Hall Dam Rd , Doon Doon

Open Day at Clarrie Hall Dam - pop up stalls Engineering Update, Cultural Heritage, Environmental Flows (EcoLogical), Revegetation Plan.

Your Say Tweed project page.

Bring a hat and water.
Wednesday 1 August
Free
Power to the Tweed
9.30am - 10.30am, Tweed Heads Library meeting room, Wharf Street, Tweed Heads

Michael Qualmann, Tweed Shire Council's Energy Projects Officer, will share insights about where Tweed's electricity comes from, the growth in solar and batteries, Council's renewable energy plans, as well as simple tips and tricks to get the best value from electricity at your place.

Call Council on 02 6670 2400

www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/Energy

Free
Power to the Tweed
12pm - 1pm, Kingscliff Library meeting room, 1 Turnock Street, Kingscliff

Michael Qualmann, Tweed Shire Council's Energy Projects Officer, will share insights about where Tweed's electricity comes from, the growth in solar and batteries, Council's renewable energy plans, as well as simple tips and tricks to get the best value from electricity at your place.

Call Council on 02 6670 2400

www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/Energy

Free
Power to the Tweed
3pm - 4pm, Murwillumbah Library, 10 Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah

Michael Qualmann, Tweed Shire Council's Energy Projects Officer, will share insights about where Tweed's electricity comes from, the growth in solar and batteries, Council's renewable energy plans, as well as simple tips and tricks to get the best value from electricity at your place.

Call Council on 02 6670 2400

www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/Energy

Thursday 2 August
Free
Shadowing the Mayor
1pm - 6pm, Mayor's Office, Council Chambers, 10 Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah

Mayor Katie Milne has agreed to spending time with the Chair and Deputy Chair of Youth Council Thursday 2 August 2018. She would like them to come in to the office at 1pm when she will run through her duties and show them that day's Meeting Agenda.

No extra bookings being taken for this event.
Free
Museum Collection Store tour
11am - 12pm, Museum Collection Store, 23 Honeyeater Circuit, South Murwillumbah

Are you curious about the thousands of objects that aren't on display at the Museum? Are you interested in how precious artefacts are stored to preserve them for future generations?

Join our Museum Curator on a free guided tour of the Museum's custom built, state-of-the-art Collection Store.

Bookings essential - call (02) 6670 2493 or email trm@tweed.nsw.gov.au.

museum.tweed.nsw.gov.au
Friday 3 August
Free
Talk by Gallery Director - 'Connecting with your Collection',
in conjunction with the Gallery's 30th Anniversary celebrations
11am - 12pm, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, 2 Mistral Road (cnr Tweed Valley way), Murwillumbah

Join Gallery Director Susi Muddiman OAM for a free floor talk titled 'Connecting with your Collection' in the Gallery's new exhibition staged in conjunction with the 30th anniversary 'Three Decades: Celebrating the Tweed Regional Gallery collection'. All are welcome to come along to learn about significant artworks in your collection. A lively Q & A session will follow.

artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au

Group bookings advised
Saturday 4 August
$25
Microchipping Day
9am - 1pm, Tweed Shire Council Impounding Facility, Leddays Creek Road, Stotts Creek

Both microchipping and lifetime registration will be available on the day. You will only need to book for microchipping. A separate booking will need to be made for each animal. The cost per animal will be $25.00.

When making a booking please make sure you put an accurate email address as a confirmation email will be sent confirming time, date, place and supplying you a form.

If you do not have an email address, then please record your appointment details.

If you get an error message once you have confirmed, this means that someone has claimed that particular timeslot and you will need to try again.

To book visit www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/MicrochippingDay

Bookings MUST be made prior to the Event
Sunday 5 August
Free
Tweed Regional Museum, Tweed Heads, Sunday opening
10am - 4pm, Tweed Regional Museum, 230 Kennedy Drive, Tweed Heads West

From Sunday 5 August the Tweed Regional Museum branch will open to the public EVERY Sunday 10am - 4pm.

museum.tweed.nsw.gov.au

 

Last Updated: 30 July 2018