Community projects backed by new funding

Tweed Shire Council

The carpark at Knox Park in Murwillumbah is set for a refurbishment thanks to new funding.
Improved coastal access tracks, the Tweed’s first fenced off-leash dog parks and upgrades to the Chillingham tennis courts are among community projects being funded by more than $3.75 million in Federal Government grants.

In total, 10 infrastructure projects in the Tweed are being supported by funding from the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program Phase 2.

In announcing the funding, Member for Richmond Justine Elliot said: “As the local federal MP I’m proud to be delivering this federal funding for our region. Congratulations to Tweed Shire Council for securing these important grants. They will make a vital difference in building and upgrading community projects throughout the Tweed Shire.”

Mayor of Tweed Chris Cherry welcomed the funding that will support community initiatives across the Tweed.

“These projects were nominated by Council so it’s fantastic that they’ve all been backed by the Federal Government, and now we have the finances in place we can start delivering these schemes for the enjoyment of residents and visitors,” she said.

“There is funding for projects spread throughout the Tweed – from Bray Park to Banora Point and from Chillingham to all along the Tweed Coast.”

The projects allocated funding are:

  • Refurbishment of coastal access tracks and stairs on the Tweed Coast ($369,537)
  • Creation of fully fenced off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point ($250,000)
  • Refurbishment of the Knox Park carpark in Murwillumbah to improve access to the CBD and Knox Park ($620,000)
  • Replacement of the public toilet in Tyalgum with a new centrally-located facility that has improved access ($170,000)
  • Upgrade to the Chillingham tennis courts with an opportunity to create a multipurpose court ($290,000)
  • Renewal of koala fencing and koala alert road markings at various sites on Round Mountain Road and Terranora Road ($100,000)
  • Refurbishment of the Stan Sercombe Oval grandstand in Murwillumbah ($400,000)
  • Refurbishment of marine transport assets, primarily the timber jetties at Dry Dock Road, Crystal Waters Drive, Kennedy Drive boat ramp and Dry Dock Park ($500,000)
  • River revetment work to protect Tweed Valley Way near Tumbulgum to prevent erosion and improve fish habitats ($600,000)
  • Repairs to 70 metres of revetment wall at The Anchorage on Keith Compton Drive, Tweed Heads ($460,000).

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