Local Government Week

Local Government week 2022

Tweed Shire Council joined with councils across NSW to participate in Local Government Week from 1 – 7 August 2022.

Our theme this year was ‘Part of your everyday’, providing a chance for people to discover just how much this tier of government does in our community and how they can become more involved with their own Council.

While most people know Council is responsible for local roads, rates and rubbish, fewer may be aware of the many other services Council provides, from operating our award-winning Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Tweed Regional Museum, to maintaining sports fields, aquatic centres and protecting our internationally significant environment.

During Local Government Week, many residents took the opportunity to join the tours and events listed below. Thank you!

Get involved

We’re encouraging more interaction with the community in Council issues, and invite residents to register with Council’s engagement platform, Your Say Tweed. Why not join more than 6500 other Tweed residents and subscribe.

You can also keep up with the latest Council news by subscribing to our media releases, Tweed Link newspaper and newsletters, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Local Government Week events

Sunday 31 July 2022

National Tree Day Planting, Dum Dum
FREE

9 am – 12pm, Riverside park (opposite Glenock Road), Kyogle Road, Dum Dum

Planting will take place on the bank of the Tweed River at Dum Dum, near Uki. The Tweed River suffered major damage due to flooding in March 2022. Come and join in efforts to protect and restore the Tweed River by planting a new rainforest.

Please bring some morning tea to share, as well as your favourite planting tools - shovel, mulch fork and wheelbarrow or buckets. Holes will be pre-dug to make planting easy. Parking is available on the road side adjacent to the site. Please take care around traffic along Kyogle Road.

Visit the Planet Ark website for more information.

Monday 1 August 2022

Home water advice - expert advice on how to save water in your home (and dollars)
FREE

Call for advice between 9 am – 4 pm

Call Council’s water engineer for ideas on how to save water, and dollars, in your home. Council’s engineer can look at your home’s past water consumption and find out how you use water. They might recommend a water audit, where they would come into your home so they can offer you in-depth advice.

For more information visit save water indoors.

Call Elizabeth Seidl on 02 6670 2400.

Tuesday 2 August 2022

Home water advice - expert advice on how to save water in your home (and dollars)
FREE

Call for advice between 9 am – 4pm

Call Council’s water engineer for ideas on how to save water, and dollars, in your home. Council’s engineer can look at your home’s past water consumption and find out how you use water. They might recommend a water audit, where they would come into your home so they can offer you in-depth advice.

For more information visit save water indoors.

Call Elizabeth Seidl on 02 6670 2400.

See how we treat wastewater – tour the Kingscliff Wastewater Treatment Plant
FREE

9 am – 10 am, Kingscliff Wastewater Treatment Plant, Altona Road, Chinderah

Treating wastewater is a fascinating and complex procedure. Find out more by coming on this tour.

Bookings required - book now

For more information visit wastewater treatment plants.

Enclosed shoes are required. Please park at the entrance to the Sustainability Centre and meet in the foyer.

Cure All exhibition
FREE

10 am – 4 pm, Tweed Regional Museum, 2 Queensland Road, Murwillumbah

Showcasing over 200 objects from the Museum’s collection, the exhibition features intriguing, and sometimes disturbing, surgical equipment, vintage first aid kits, killer pills, cure-oil concoctions, and illicit potions.

Stories highlight local community spirit in fundraising for essential services such as ambulance and local hospitals and features a stunning collection of apothecary and medical items from local pharmacies. Learn about the health professionals that have cared for the Tweed throughout history, marvel at 1920s dentistry equipment, and be mesmerised by live leeches on display.

Wednesday 3 August 2022

ARTEXPRESS 2022
FREE

10 am – 5 pm, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
2 Mistral Road, Murwillumbah South

ARTEXPRESS is an annual exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the art-making component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts in NSW.

The works selected for display in ARTEXPRESS 2022 at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre includes a broad range of approaches and expressive forms, including ceramics, collection of works, documented forms, drawing, graphic design, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and fibre, and time-based forms.

These impressive and highly resolved bodies of work demonstrate the creativity and resilience of students in what was a challenging year, and provides insight into the issues important to them.

For more information visit the Tweed Regional Gallery website.

Home water advice - expert advice on how to save water in your home (and dollars)
FREE

Call for advice between 9 am – 4pm

Call Council’s water engineer for ideas on how to save water, and dollars, in your home. Council’s engineer can look at your home’s past water consumption and find out how you use water. They might recommend a water audit, where they would come into your home so they can offer you in-depth advice.

For more information visit save water indoors.

Call Elizabeth Seidl on 02 6670 2400

Banora Point: Energy-Saving Homes - easy tips to save you money
FREE

9:30 am - 10:30 am, Banora Point Community Centre
Corner Leisure and Woodlands Drive , Banora Point

Accredited Home Energy Advisor, Seb Crangle will provide tips to help enhance the comfort of your home while reducing your power bills and carbon footprint. The session is suitable for both renters and home owners.

All attendees will go into the draw to win 1 of 3 free home assessments, each valued at $250.

It will be a COVID-safe event and light refreshments will be provided before the session begins. Registrations are essential and close 12pm, Monday 1 August.

For more information, contact Council's Sustainability Program Leader Debbie Firestone on 02 6670 2400 or tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au.

Bookings required - book now

Please arrive a few minutes early

Gallery Playdate
FREE

9:30 am - 10:30 am, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
2 Mistral Road, Murwillumbah South

Come and create artworks in celebration of exhibition Transcending Likeness: Contemporary portraits from the collection.

Playdate's are fun exploring and making sessions for children aged six months to five years and their carers.

In August we look at the exhibition Transcending Likeness: Contemporary portraits from the collection and create artworks. The Playdates often include storytelling, soft toy play, and looking at artworks.

Bookings required - book now

For more information visit the Tweed Regional Gallery website

Tour Clarrie Hall Dam
FREE

10 am – 11 am, Clarrie Hall Dam, 45 Clarrie Hall Dam Road, Uki

The Tweed River is our main water supply. Find out how the dam keeps the river flowing when water levels are low. 

Numbers are capped - Book now

For more information visit Clarrie Hall Dam.

Meet at the information sign, at the dam wall.

Visit the recycling centre
FREE

10 am - 10:45 am, Materials Recovery Facility, 35-37 Morton St, Chinderah

Participants will visit the education centre of the Materials Recovery Facility and see first-hand how Tweed’s recycling is sorted and processed.

Bookings required - book now

Wear closed-in sturdy footwear

Guided tours of the Gallery
FREE

11:30 am - 12:30 am, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
2 Mistral Road, Murwillumbah South

There will be guided tours starting at 11.30 am on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Free - donations appreciated.

Meet your guide in the Gallery foyer for an enjoyable and informative look at current exhibitions.
Individual bookings are not required, a total of 4 people per group.

Groups of 10 or more, clubs, schools etc., must book in advance on 02 6670 2790 or galleryeducation@tweed.nsw.gov.au.

More information  https://gallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au

Cure All exhibition
FREE

10 am – 4 pm, Tweed Regional Museum, 2 Queensland Road, Murwillumbah

Showcasing over 200 objects from the Museum’s collection, the exhibition features intriguing, and sometimes disturbing, surgical equipment, vintage first aid kits, killer pills, cure-oil concoctions, and illicit potions.

Stories highlight local community spirit in fundraising for essential services such as ambulance and local hospitals and features a stunning collection of apothecary and medical items from local pharmacies. Learn about the health professionals that have cared for the Tweed throughout history, marvel at 1920s dentistry equipment, and be mesmerised by live leeches on display.

Thursday 4 August 2022

Tweed Shire Planning and Council meetings

3:30 pm – 6 pm, Council Chambers, Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre
10-14 Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah

By attending or watching the recording of Council meetings you can see the decision-making process in action and gain further understanding of the wide range of issues Councillors deal with as part of their roles.

For more information and link to livestream visit council meetings.

Public attendance at Council meetings is always subject to changes through Public Health Orders or legislative changes by the NSW Government. Anyone who is not feeling well is asked to remain at home.

Get your geek on – visit the Tweed Laboratory Centre
FREE

9 am - 9:30 am or 11 am - 11.30 am,
Tweed Laboratory Centre, 46 Enterprise Avenue, Tweed Heads South

The Tweed Laboratory Centre is a multi-million dollar facility offering a wide range of chemical and biological testing for soil and water. Come and explore the lab and chat with our experienced tech team about their work.

Bookings required - book now

Bring along a face mask.

ARTEXPRESS 2022
FREE

10 am – 5 pm, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
2 Mistral Road, Murwillumbah South

ARTEXPRESS is an annual exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the art-making component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts in NSW.

The works selected for display in ARTEXPRESS 2022 at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre includes a broad range of approaches and expressive forms, including ceramics, collection of works, documented forms, drawing, graphic design, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and fibre, and time-based forms.

These impressive and highly resolved bodies of work demonstrate the creativity and resilience of students in what was a challenging year, and provides insight into the issues important to them.

For more information visit the  Tweed Regional Gallery website.

Home water advice - expert advice on how to save water in your home (and dollars)
FREE

 Call for advice between 9 am - 4pm

Call Council’s water engineer for ideas on how to save water, and dollars, in your home. Council’s engineer can look at your home’s past water consumption and find out how you use water. They might recommend a water audit, where they would come into your home so they can offer you in-depth advice.

For more information visit save water indoors.

Call Elizabeth Seidl on 02 6670 2400.

Cure All exhibition
FREE

10 am – 4 pm, Tweed Regional Museum, 2 Queensland Road, Murwillumbah

Showcasing over 200 objects from the Museum’s collection, the exhibition features intriguing, and sometimes disturbing, surgical equipment, vintage first aid kits, killer pills, cure-oil concoctions, and illicit potions.

Stories highlight local community spirit in fundraising for essential services such as ambulance and local hospitals and features a stunning collection of apothecary and medical items from local pharmacies. Learn about the health professionals that have cared for the Tweed throughout history, marvel at 1920s dentistry equipment, and be mesmerised by live leeches on display.

Friday 5 August 2022

Pottsville: Energy-Saving Homes - easy tips to save you money
FREE

1 pm – 2 pm, Sandbar Room, Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre
12A Elizabeth St , Pottsville

Accredited Home Energy Advisor, Seb Crangle will provide tips to help enhance the comfort of your home while reducing your power bills and carbon footprint. The session is suitable for both renters and home owners.

All attendees will go into the draw to win 1 of 3 free home assessments, each valued at $250.

It will be a COVID-safe event and light refreshments will be provided before the session begins.

This event is part of Tweed Shire Council's Local Government Week activities.

Bookings required - book now

ARTEXPRESS 2022
FREE

10 am – 5 pm, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
2 Mistral Road, Murwillumbah South

ARTEXPRESS is an annual exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the art-making component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts in NSW.

The works selected for display in ARTEXPRESS 2022 at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre includes a broad range of approaches and expressive forms, including ceramics, collection of works, documented forms, drawing, graphic design, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and fibre, and time-based forms.

These impressive and highly resolved bodies of work demonstrate the creativity and resilience of students in what was a challenging year, and provides insight into the issues important to them.

For more information visit the Tweed Regional Gallery website.

Guided tours of the Gallery
FREE

11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
2 Mistral Road, Murwillumbah South

There will be guided tours starting at 11.30 am on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Free - donations appreciated.

Meet your guide in the Gallery foyer for an enjoyable and informative look at current exhibitions.

Individual bookings are not required, a total of 4 people per group.

Groups of 10 or more, clubs, schools etc, must book in advance on 02 6670 2790 or galleryeducation@tweed.nsw.gov.au.

For more information visit the Tweed Regional Gallery website.

Home water advice - expert advice on how to save water in your home (and dollars)
FREE

Call for advice between 9 am – 4pm

Call Council’s water engineer for ideas on how to save water, and dollars, in your home. Council’s engineer can look at your home’s past water consumption and find out how you use water. They might recommend a water audit, where they would come into your home so they can offer you in-depth advice.

For more information visit save water indoors.

Call Elizabeth Seidl on 02 6670 2400.

Cure All exhibition
FREE

10 am – 4 pm, Tweed Regional Museum, 2 Queensland Road, Murwillumbah

Showcasing over 200 objects from the Museum’s collection, the exhibition features intriguing, and sometimes disturbing, surgical equipment, vintage first aid kits, killer pills, cure-oil concoctions, and illicit potions.

Stories highlight local community spirit in fundraising for essential services such as ambulance and local hospitals and features a stunning collection of apothecary and medical items from local pharmacies. Learn about the health professionals that have cared for the Tweed throughout history, marvel at 1920s dentistry equipment, and be mesmerised by live leeches on display.

Saturday 6 August 2022

Register to have your say
FREE

Your place, anytime

Your Say Tweed is an online hub where you can have your say and contribute to online conversations about Council projects and influence decision making in the Tweed.

You can register to have full access to have your say on all projects on this site – at a time and place that best suits you. You will also be kept informed about upcoming opportunities to have your say.

Join with the community to make the Tweed better tomorrow than it is today.

For information visit Your Say Tweed.

Cure All exhibition
FREE

10 am – 4 pm, Tweed Regional Museum, 2 Queensland Road, Murwillumbah

Showcasing over 200 objects from the Museum’s collection, the exhibition features intriguing, and sometimes disturbing, surgical equipment, vintage first aid kits, killer pills, cure-oil concoctions, and illicit potions.

Stories highlight local community spirit in fundraising for essential services such as ambulance and local hospitals and features a stunning collection of apothecary and medical items from local pharmacies. Learn about the health professionals that have cared for the Tweed throughout history, marvel at 1920s dentistry equipment, and be mesmerised by live leeches on display.

Sunday 7 August 2022

Guided tours of the Gallery

FREE

11:30 am - 12:30 am, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
2 Mistral Road, Murwillumbah South

There will be guided tours starting at 11.30 am on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Free - donations appreciated.

Meet your guide in the Gallery foyer for an enjoyable and informative look at current exhibitions.
Individual bookings are not required, a total of 4 people per group.

Groups of 10 or more, clubs, schools etc., must book in advance on 02 6670 2790 or galleryeducation@tweed.nsw.gov.au.

More information  https://gallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au