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Jack Evans Boat Harbour is located in Tweed Heads adjacent the Tweed River and is the premier regional park in Tweed Heads. Ideally situated in the Tweed Heads CBD and adjoining Coolangatta, JEBH is easily accessible by public transport and is the most northern extent of the Tweed Regional Cycleway connecting to the extensive Gold Coast Cycleway network.

Comprising of 4.9 hectares, JEBH provides the ideal venue for everyday use, organised events and festivals. JEBH boasts a range of modern facilities including 'all abilities' access to Central Beach and water. Boardwalks, Goorimahbah storey walls, public toilets, outdoor showers, modern park furniture, BBQ's, picnic areas, carparking, energy efficient lighting, a naturally formed amphitheatre and 32amp 3 phase power supply. With close proximity to shopping centres, restaurants and accommodation, the location, accessibility and full range of facilities makes JEBH the perfect venue.

Being divided into several precincts, JEBH can cater for small and large events, busking, small to large scale performances, circus, markets and large zones for events requiring display or destination areas. The beach and water precinct can cater events like dragon boating and non motorised watercraft and special needs group activities. JEBH is a great place to meet family and friends for a picnic.

Jack Evans Boat Harbour Plan of Management

Council is developing a new Plan of Management to guide its future planning and management of Jack Evans Boat Harbour.

What is a Plan of Management?

A Plan of Management is a legal document that provides guidelines as to how public land in the precinct will be utilised and effectively managed.

The Jack Evans Boat Harbour Plan of Management will provide the framework by which Council will enhance, protect and manage the Precinct as a significant and valuable asset which provides significant benefits to the Tweed community and visitors.

Jack Evans Boat Harbour Vision

The Tweed City Centre Plan - Vision document nominates the area "as the recreational and tourism centrepiece for the Tweed City Centre". Whilst the Draft Tweed Open Space Strategy nominates the precinct as a Regional level Facility and has benefited from an $8 million revitalisation project in 2010. As such, the Plan aims to suitably manage community-friendly, active and passive uses o of this public space, catering for all ages and user groups while ensuring that any negative impacts are sufficiently mitigated.

Most of the precinct is Crown Land which is subject to the new Crown Land Management Act 2016. The tenure and management framework under the new legislation is being reviewed as part of this process.

Council aspires to have Jack Evans Boat Harbour as a high quality and accessible facility, reflective of the values and aspirations of the Tweed community. Therefore in preparing the plan Council is undertaking a thorough community engagement process to ensure all views are heard and considered in developing the Plan of Management.

For more information regarding this process go to or contact Council's Recreation Planner Kelley Edwards on 02 6670 2400.


A few of the current and previous events held at JEBH include:
  • Cooly Rocks On
  • Naidoc Week
  • Anzac Day
  • New Years Eve Fireworks
  • Kids in Need Dragon Boating
  • Tweed River Festival 2011
  • World Environment Day 2011
  • Local Government Week 2011
  • Seniors Week 2012

Parkland Use and Event Guidelines

In order to provide a framework for the management and authorisation of events and activities in the Jack Evans Boat Harbour (JEBH) precinct, a Parkland Use and Event Guidelines (PUEG) (1.24mB PDF) has been developed.

Bookings are essential and Small to Medium Community Events form is to be submitted to Council. Small to Medium Community Events Form (411kB PDF)


Since the official opening in July 2011, Jack Evans Boat Harbour has received numerous awards, the most recent from Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia for the Precincts Award and Best Overall Project. To view the awards for Jack Evans Boat Harbour visit the Tweed Awards and Achievements
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