Tweed Heads Shire Council has adopted a Plan of Management endorsed by the NSW Government to ensure Crown land at the Jack Evans Boat Harbour precinct can serve as a recreational and tourism focal point for the Tweed Heads region.
The plan, which was subject to community consultation, sets out the future planning and management of the popular precinct. It covers several parklands in the area, the northern and western sections of the waterway and some sections of Ebenezer Park.
Mayor of Tweed Chris Cherry said the plan’s adoption will ensure priorities to enhance, protect and manage the precinct are delivered and the plan meets the needs of the Tweed community now and into the future.
“The plan ensures that the Jack Evans Boat Harbour precinct is recognised as a high quality, accessible regional facility for passive recreation,” Cr Cherry said.
The plan has been approved by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said approval and adoption of the Plan of Management will ensure 11 hectares of prime community land at the Jack Evans Boat Harbour precinct can best serve the community.
“The NSW Government has invested over $193,000 from its Crown Reserves Improvement Fund into this urban parkland precinct over the past two years to support boardwalk, cycleway, seating and shade improvements as well as erosion protection work, so it’s great to see the precinct plan coming to fruition,” Mr Provest said.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the Plan of Management ensures appropriate management and use of valued community land, so that residents and visitors to the Tweed can enjoy the community space for generations to come.