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27 July 2022

Join in free tours and tips to save money in Local Government Week

Find out how Tweed Shire Council is part of your everyday

Tweed Laboratory

Residents are invited to join a tour of the Tweed Laboratory Centre at Tweed Heads South on Thursday 4 August as part of Local Government Week activities. The Lab offers a wide range of chemical and biological testing for soil and water and is at the forefront of algae testing and research in the region.

Local Government Week 2022

We’re part of your everyday – that’s the message of Local Government Week in the Tweed, which runs from 1 to 7 August.

A range of events and free tours are planned to showcase just some of the 50+ services Council offers, including some you may not be aware of.

Mayor of Tweed Shire Chris Cherry said Local Government Week offered a chance to find out more about Council’s operations beyond roads, rates and rubbish.

“We invite community members to participate and see the important and far-reaching role councils play as hubs of the community, joining with you to make the Tweed better tomorrow than it is today,” Cr Cherry said.

“Local Government Week celebrates the range and diversity of services councils offer the community: everything from galleries and museums, recycling, sustainability and environment, water and wastewater services to building and development and pet registration – the list goes on.

“We’d love to see you at one of the tours of our Council facilities next week or the many other Local Government Week activities we have planned.”

The week kicks off with a tree planting event at Dum Dum on Sunday 31 July to coincide with National Tree Day.

Then take a peek inside Council facilities by booking to join a range of free and fascinating tours on offer, including:

  • Kingscliff Wastewater Treatment Plant, Chinderah – Tuesday 2 August, 9 -10 am.

  • Clarrie Hall Dam, Uki – Wednesday 3 August, 10 - 11 am

  • Materials Recovery Facility, Chinderah – Wednesday 3 August ,10 - 10.45 am

  • Tweed Laboratory Centre, Tweed Heads South, Thursday 4 August, 9 - 9.30 am or 11 - 11.30 am

  • Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah – Wednesday 3 August, Friday 5 August and Sunday 7 August, 11.30 am - 12.30 pm

Bookings are required for most of these tours.

If you’re interested in saving energy and money at the same time, come along to an Energy-Saving Homes – easy tips to save you money session with accredited home energy advisor Seb Crangle at either Banora Point (Wednesday 3 August 9.30 am – 10.30 am) or Pottsville (Friday 5 August 1 – 2 pm). Bookings required.

Or have a one-on-one phone session with Council’s water engineer Elizabeth Siedl for expert advice on how to save water and dollars based on your home’s past water consumption. No bookings required – simply call 02 6670 2400 between 9 am and 4 pm from Monday 1 August through to Friday 5 August.

You can also join us at the Planning Committee and Council Meeting at Council Chambers in Murwillumbah or virtually on Thursday 4 August at 3.30 pm and see the decision-making process in action to gain further understanding of the wide range of issues Councillors deal with as part of their roles.

Anyone who is not feeling well is asked to remain at home and not attend Local Government Week events.

Kingscliff Wastewater Treatment Plant

A bird's eye view of Kingscliff Wastewater Treatment Plant. Residents are invited to tour the facility on 2 August as part of Local Government Week activities.

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Photo 1: Tweed Laboratory
Caption: Residents are invited to join a tour of the Tweed Laboratory Centre at Tweed Heads South on Thursday 4 August as part of Local Government Week activities. The Lab offers a wide range of chemical and biological testing for soil and water and is at the forefront of algae testing and research in the region.

Photo 2: Kingscliff Wastewater Treatment Plant

Caption: A bird's eye view of Kingscliff Wastewater Treatment Plant. Residents are invited to tour the facility on 2 August as part of Local Government Week activities.

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