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Construction of the new building for the expanded Tweed River Regional Museum at Murwillumbah is scheduled to begin before Christmas.

Some significant milestones this month include the preparation of the 5000th item ready for removal into safe storage once construction starts.

‘Object number 5000, crockery from the Court House Hotel in Murwillumbah, was photographed and packed during October,’ said museum director Judy Kean.

‘Contractors will begin construction of a large retaining wall around the site during the next two weeks.

‘This follows demolition of part of the existing building and clearing of vegetation from the site during September,’ she said.

‘In addition, project architect Paul Berkemeier and a team of expert sub-consultants will complete a detailed design of the building additions during October.

‘Thanks to the consistent hard work of museum volunteers and staff since March this year, things are on track to have all collection material safely documented, packed and in storage by the time construction work begins,’ Ms Kean said.

Further information about the museum expansion and cataloguing the collection is available on Council’s website at www.tweed.nsw.gov.au.


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