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8 June 2023

Community input sought on future use of Crystal Creek Hall site

Join us for a Community Conversation or fill in survey to discuss site’s future

Crystal Creek Hall

Community feedback is sought on the future of the site of Crystal Creek Hall (pictured) which is due to be removed after it was declared unsafe by structural engineers.

Tweed Shire Council is seeking community input into the future of the Crystal Creek Hall site, after the hall was closed earlier this year for safety reasons.

Following advice from structural engineers, Council closed Crystal Creek Hall in March this year as it was deemed unsafe. According to the engineers, works required to make the building safe and up to code were substantial, with the only option being to remove the building in its current state.

Located on Numinbah Road, Crystal Creek Hall was opened in 1911 on land donated by a local community member. Previously, the hall was used for weddings, kitchen teas, community parties, dance classes, fancy dress parties and school functions.

Council’s Manager Inclusive and Creative Communities Helen Carter called on local residents to share their ideas for the future of the site.

“Crystal Creek Hall is located on community land owned by Council. With the building removed, we want to hear the views of the Crystal Creek community to help Council determine the future use of this site,” Ms Carter said.

“We want to ensure the needs of the community are at the forefront of the decision-making process and are committed to gathering local viewpoints on the potential use of the site. We encourage community members to actively participate in the consultation process to ensure their voices are heard and considered.

“By seeking input from local residents, businesses, community groups and stakeholders we aim to create a shared vision that reflects the desires of the entire community”

To encourage community participation Council is providing several ways for sharing feedback. These include:

Online survey: A dedicated online survey has been created to capture the community’s thoughts, suggestions and preferences. The survey can be found at  yoursaytweed.com.au/crystalcreekhall and will remain open until 14 July 2023. All local residents are invited to take part and express their views. Hard copy surveys will also be available at the Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre’s front desk and at the Chillingham General Store.

Public meeting: Council will host a public Community Conversation allowing residents to express their opinions, ask questions and engage in constructive dialogue with Council representatives and other local residents. The Community Conversation will take place at Chillingham Community Hall at 5.30 pm on Wednesday 14 June 2023. Full details are available on the Your Say Tweed page. Bookings are essential.

Written submissions: Council welcomes written submissions via email or traditional mail. All submissions will be considered in our decision-making process. Mail to General Manager, Tweed Shire Council, PO Box 816, Murwillumbah NSW 2484 or email tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au.

Once all of the community feedback has been collected and reviewed, Council will assess the suggestions and incorporate them into the decision-making process regarding the future use of this community land.


Photo 1: Crystal Creek Hall
Caption: Community feedback is sought on the future of the site of Crystal Creek Hall (pictured) which is due to be removed after it was declared unsafe by structural engineers.

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Tweed Shire Council wishes to acknowledge the Ngandowal and Minyungbal speaking people of the Bundjalung Country, in particular the Goodjinburra, Tul-gi-gin and Moorung – Moobah clans, as being the traditional owners and custodians of the land and waters within the Tweed Shire boundaries. Council also acknowledges and respects the Tweed Aboriginal community’s right to speak for its Country and to care for its traditional Country in accordance with its lore, customs and traditions.
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