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Tweed Shire Council says the works, carried out by NSW Trade and Investment Crown Lands, will improve the access and safety of the north and south training walls of the creek which flows out at at Kingscliff.

The works, for which no cost has been disclosed, began on Tuesday this week and will also involve sealing the break wall crest with asphalt to improve access along the wall.

Council’s natural resource management coordinator, Jane Lofthouse, said the maintenance works were welcomed by council as they ‘will ensure that our community and visitors are able to more safely access the walls and the creek’.

‘A walk along the north training wall of Cudgen Creek, with its views out to sea, and to the north along Kingscliff to Dreamtime Beach is one of the attractions of the area,’ Ms Lofthouse said.

‘However, people are reminded not to walk through or access the work sites until the work is completed for their own safety and the safety of others’

Although some pedestrian access will be available to the beach and creek, access to the car park adjacent to the Coastguard Tower will be restricted while work on the north wall continues, and, during the works on the south wall, access to the end of Sutherland Point will be restricted.

It is estimated that the works on both walls will continue for around three weeks, weather and swell permitting.


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