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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
23 July 2019
Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre Tip Shop closed for upgrade
The Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre ‘Tip Shop’ will be closed for at least the next six weeks from today (Tuesday 23 July) while renovations are carried out to provide an improved service focusing on less to landfill.
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19 July 2019
South Murwillumbah Flood Levee repairs begin
Council contractors this week begin construction work on the final repair of the March 2017 flood damages in the Tweed - the $3.75 million rebuild of the South Murwillumbah Flood Levee.
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19 July 2019
Take action for the environment on National Tree Day
Join in to help the environment and be part of your community as part of a Planet Ark National Tree Day event at Chillingham on Sunday 28 July.
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18 July 2019
Agricultural small grants program yields big results
Too often achieving environment and productivity gains in agriculture are seen as opposing concepts, but the results of a Tweed Shire Council small grants program are demonstrating they can go hand in hand.
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18 July 2019
Two new regional artist exhibitions open at Tweed Regional Gallery
Tweed Regional Gallery presents two new solo exhibitions by artists of the region.
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18 July 2019
Grants available to assist heritage conservation in the Tweed
The Tweed Shire Local Heritage Assistance Fund is about to open for applications again, providing grants to assist with and encourage positive heritage conservation work in the Tweed.
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13 July 2019
Winner of prestigious $20,000 Olive Cotton Award announced
Belinda Mason has won the $20,000 overall prize for the 2019 Olive Cotton Award announced this evening at an official opening and presentation ceremony at Tweed Regional Gallery in Murwillumbah.
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10 July 2019
Mangroves are the source of sewage-like smells in Tweed
What’s that awful smell? If you live in the north of the Shire, it’s not a sewage spill. It’s the odour of decomposing mangrove fruit.
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8 July 2019
Tweed Heads cultural plaza takes shape
The Tweed Heads Civic Centre is receiving a $1.2 million upgrade that includes an enhanced forecourt area with better accessibility, greater energy efficiency and new equipment for the auditorium, and a social enterprise café jointly funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and Tweed Shire Council.
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2 July 2019
Olive Cotton Award finalists offer a window into the lives of others
The 79 finalists selected in this year’s prestigious Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture provide a fascinating window into the lives of their subjects. The national Award will be on display from 12 July. 
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