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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.

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Last 10 Available Media Releases
20 July 2018
New era for tourism on the Tweed
072018-Tourism-Contract
DR Tourism has won the contract to promote tourism in the Tweed in a unanimous vote at last night’s Council Meeting. The Hervey Bay-based company was selected by a panel chaired by an independent procurement expert.
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19 July 2018
Join in a celebration of animals at family-friendly event at Kingscliff
071918_Love_Pets
Whether you love pets, native wildlife, trickster dogs or skateboarding cats there will be something for all animal lovers at the Love Pets Love Wildlife event at Kingscliff next weekend.
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17 July 2018
Artists explore Australia as an exotic land
071718-Australian-Exotica
Australian exotica, a new travelling exhibition from Monash Gallery of Art (MGA), opens at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre on Friday 20 July.
16 July 2018
Tweed granted deferral from Medium Density Housing Code
071618-Medium-Density-Code
Tweed Shire Council has been successful in its request for a 12-month deferral of a NSW planning code which would allow for quicker and easier approvals for medium density housing.
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13 July 2018
Aboriginal community and Council reflect on strong relationship
071318-AAC-20-years
Members of the Tweed’s Aboriginal community and Tweed Shire Council celebrated 20 years of collaboration at gathering at the Minjungbal Museum at Tweed Heads South on Tuesday.
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13 July 2018
Federal funds for public spaces in Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah
071318-Building-Better-Regions

Projects in Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah are set to benefit from a Federal injection of more than $1 million in funds through the Building Better Regions Fund.

Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals’ Leader Michael McCormack visited Tweed Heads on Wednesday to announce the funds for the Tweed Heads Civic and Cultural Centre Plaza and Social Enterprise Café and projects in Knox Park in Murwillumbah.

Deputy Mayor of Tweed, Councillor Reece Byrnes, welcomed the funds.

“We thank the Deputy Prime Minister and the Australian Government for these funds, which will boost amenity, opportunity and access across our Shire,” Cr Byrnes said.

“They’re terrific projects which will help create local jobs during construction and improve community facilities.”

The Tweed Heads Civic and Cultural Centre Plaza and Social Enterprise Café will receive $564,000 towards the completion of the Tweed Civic and Cultural precinct.

The Tweed Heads Cultural and Administration Precinct was master planned in 2015 and Council has progressively invested in phases of the upgrade. This project is the final stage for the site development. This final stage is budgeted at $1.28 million and Council will be co-contributing on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

The upgrade will include:

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13 July 2018
Federal funds for public spaces in Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah
071318-Building-Better-Regions

Projects in Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah are set to benefit from a Federal injection of more than $1 million in funds through the Building Better Regions Fund.

Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals’ Leader Michael McCormack visited Tweed Heads on Wednesday to announce the funds for the Tweed Heads Civic and Cultural Centre Plaza and Social Enterprise Café and projects in Knox Park in Murwillumbah.

Deputy Mayor of Tweed, Councillor Reece Byrnes, welcomed the funds.

“We thank the Deputy Prime Minister and the Australian Government for these funds, which will boost amenity, opportunity and access across our Shire,” Cr Byrnes said.

“They’re terrific projects which will help create local jobs during construction and improve community facilities.”

The Tweed Heads Civic and Cultural Centre Plaza and Social Enterprise Café will receive $564,000 towards the completion of the Tweed Civic and Cultural precinct.

The Tweed Heads Cultural and Administration Precinct was master planned in 2015 and Council has progressively invested in phases of the upgrade. This project is the final stage for the site development. This final stage is budgeted at $1.28 million and Council will be co-contributing on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

The upgrade will include:

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12 July 2018
Suspense and suspension at the Gallery
071218-Exchange
As the sun descends behind Wollumbin-Mount Warning, beneath the balcony of the Tweed Regional Gallery in Murwillumbah, artist Alison Allcock sits suspended within a cocoon-like net that has been slowly and methodically woven by hand.
12 July 2018
Ophir Glen and Reserve Creek roads closed for repair
Ophir Glen and Reserve Creek roads closed for repair
Council contractors will close two shire roads next week to undertake repairs following the March 2017 flood.
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12 July 2018
Nesting Osprey can view drones as predators
071218-Osprey
Winter is the perfect time to head to the beach. As well as being great for Humpback whale spotting during their annual migration north, another iconic coastal species, the Osprey is busy nesting and raising its young in the Tweed.
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