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Last 10 Available Media Releases
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18 February 2019
Streetlight upgrade will save $40,000 a year
Ratepayers are set to save $40,000 a year in electricity network and consumption charges with an upgrade of the streetlights in Salt and Casuarina next month.
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15 February 2019
Looking closely at ‘seeing’
In 2010 Murwillumbah-born Sienna van Rossum impressed many with her first oil painting titled Wollumbin’s Child, which she entered into the Border Art Prize at the Tweed Regional Gallery. 
14 February 2019
Tweed Valley Way one lane behind Tumbulgum this weekend
Tweed Valley Way one lane behind Tumbulgum this weekend

One lane of Tweed Valley Way, between the two exits to Tumbulgum village, will be closed this Saturday to allow Council to install some road drainage, weather permitting.

The lane closure may continue into Sunday if the works are not completed on Saturday.

Council will close the southbound lane for the entire one-kilometre length of the wire rope median between the two exits to Tumbulgum to install subsoil drains beneath where the road pavement continues to fail.

Both north and southbound traffic will travel via the northbound lane only under the direction of stop / slow flagmen.

‘Slow down roadworks ahead’ signage will be set up from 6.30am, before work starts at 8am.

Motorists are urged to obey the signage.

"This is the site of a major traffic accident late last year when a motorist failed to obey the signage and slow down, resulting in a very near miss for a Council traffic controller, three people being taken to hospital and three vehicles being destroyed by fire," Manager Roads and Stormwater Danny Rose said.

"We are now returning to site to get this drainage job done and have scheduled if for a weekend when there will be fewer vehicles on this major arterial road.

"We advise motorists to expect delays and be patient as we cannot repair the failing road pavement on the westbound lane until the drainage is in and working. We expect to be in a position to fix the pavement in the next two to three weeks."

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8 February 2019
Shining the spotlight on big savings in electricity use

A switch to more energy efficient lighting is set to make a big dent in energy usage at Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre (TRAC) Murwillumbah, thanks to an Australian Government grant.

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5 February 2019
Blue-green algae red alert at Bray Park Weir
Treated water from the Tweed mains supply remains safe to drink despite a red alert for blue-green algae being issued for the raw water in Bray Park Weir.
4 February 2019
Doon Doon identified as Aboriginal cultural landscape
Council consultants assessing the potential impacts arising from the proposed raising of Clarrie Hall Dam have identified the Doon Doon catchment as an Aboriginal cultural landscape.
1 February 2019
Political signage and State election
The NSW election is on Saturday 23 March and political signage will soon become part of the Tweed landscape again.
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29 January 2019
Understanding the Aboriginal cultural heritage plan
An information session which aims to increase understanding and awareness of the recently adopted Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Plan 2018 (ACHMP) will be held in Banora Point on 6 February.
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26 January 2019
Congratulations to Tweed Shire’s 2019 Australia Day Award winners

Two people who have inspired their local communities have received Tweed Shire’s top Australia Day honour.

Sam Ford and Meredith Dennis have both been named 2019 Tweed Shire Citizen of the Year for their outstanding inspirational work in the community.

Sam survived horrific injuries as a result of a ‘coward’s punch’ in October 2009, leaving him with severe and permanent disabilities. Since his injury, Sam has achieved many milestones and has become a beacon of hope and inspiration to others who have suffered a brain injury. Sam is involved in many local fundraising efforts.

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25 January 2019
It’s time for seniors to shine
Do you know a senior who deserves recognition for the great work they do in the community?
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