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Kingscliff’s $28m foreshore upgrade to start next week

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A $21.8 million project to protect and enhance the Kingscliff central foreshore, including a new permanent seawall, will get underway next week.

As well as the seawall, the project will see a new Kingscliff Central Park as well as an upgrade of the Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park, which is being reduced in size.

Tweed construction company SEE Civil has been engaged as the project contractor and will move onto the site on Wednesday, 1 February, to begin preparation for the three-stage project.

Tweed Shire Council’s director of community and natural resources, Tracey Stinson, said it was ‘exciting to see the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation becoming reality after years of planning’.

‘In the late 1990s, the community indicated it wanted more open space between the Kingscliff beach and central business district. Kingscliff Central Park will be a social hub providing stronger links between businesses and the beach, with stunning ocean views and improved access,’ Ms Stinson said.

‘Those community discussions in the 1990s also recognised that many of the facilities at the holiday park were reaching the end of their lifespan and the park was in need of an upgrade to meet current standards and the needs of modern users,’ she said

A series of coastal hazard studies that started in 2000 identified a more permanent rock wall was necessary to protect the Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club, Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park, Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club and nearby roads, private property and other infrastructure from erosion and other coastal processes.

‘The sea wall, holiday park upgrade and central park all link together as pieces of a puzzle to protect and further build upon one of the jewels of the Tweed Coast,’ Ms Stinson said.

‘The federal government’s very welcome announcement in December 2015, that it would provide $9.81 million through the National Stronger Regions Fund, was the final piece to bring it all together and enable the project to go ahead.’

Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Trust is contributing $7.5 million and council is providing $3.5 million to the project, which is scheduled to start after the summer school holidays, to minimise the impact on Kingscliff’s valuable holiday tourism, and is expected to take 18 months to complete.

Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park will close temporarily during the upgrade and park management are liaising with the remaining long-term site holders to assist their move out of the park by 30 January.

Tweed Coast Holiday Parks unit coordinator Andrew Illingworth said the holiday park was an iconic part of Kingscliff and the upgrade ‘will ensure it can continue to be a high-quality destination for years to come’.

‘We have many valued occupants and we have been liaising with them for a number of years to keep them informed about the upgrade, which is necessary for the holiday park’s ongoing viability and to accommodate the community’s desire for a neighbouring central park,’ Mr Illingworth said.

Fencing will be erected around the entire foreshore revitalisation site from 1 February for preparation works to begin. Construction work is scheduled to start on 13 February, beginning with stage 1 to construct the sea wall.

Ms Stinson said council and the contractors were implementing a number of measures to minimise the effects of dust and other impacts on residents and businesses throughout the construction period.

‘We will be meeting personally with business operators and residents during the coming days to talk about truck movements and other matters involved with the project.’

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  1. Some how I don’t think so, since the council have made a total stuff up of the whole project so far, and we the Long Term Casual loyal tenants of the Kingscliff Caravan Park for many year have not been allowed to remove our vans from the park as per council instructions by the 30th of December due to council incompetence and total lack of forethought and planning. We now have an asbestos scare at the park, would you not think the council would have thought this may be the case due to the fact the vans have been there for many, many years. I wrote to the council an explained I thought it was not a good idea to have vans being removed from the park while tourists vans were holidaying in the park for the Christmas period, due to work place safety issues, but I was told in no uncertain terms that it would not be any different than a tourist van coming and going from the park. Well done Tweed Shire Council.

  2. I cant see how the Tweed Council can start works next week – when there will be still caravans in the park as management have told caravan owners today that they cannot now move their vans until after Jan 30th – which was the original deadline set by council to have them all removed??

    Owners did request to have their vans removed after the holidays and long weekend but this was rejected by Andrew Illingworth, Unit Coordinator, Tweed Coast Holiday Parks in the attached email. If that was agreed by Tweed Council this would have minimised disruption, been much safer and probably would have allowed time to have the asbestos risks now identified removed safely.

    It now appears NSW Safe Work have now stopped all removals……so it appears council has jumped the gun with this announcement – I hope that they have more project management expertise and judgement when its comes to the redevelopment of the park or it will a be long suffering project for the residents and business owners of Kingscliff!

    From: Andrew Illingworth
    Sent: 6 December, 2016 10:45 AM
    Cc: [email protected] tchp.com.au
    Subject: Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park


    Thank you for your email.

    The proposed 26 November farewell event was never officially promoted. We held internal discussions about holding an event however, for several reasons I decided not to proceed with an event. This decision does not diminish the high regard Tweed Coast Holiday Parks has for all clients of Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park be they regular tourist or LTC owners.

    Regarding vacating the site, TCHP has provided information about when the site must be vacated. Individuals have contacted either the Park Manager or TCHP administration with specific questions. These issues have been dealt with on a case by case basis. The issue of potential risk associated with the removal of caravans whilst the holiday park is operating has been raised by a few LTC owners. TCHP has maintained that the removal of caravans does not present any greater risk than that associated with the daily operation of the holiday park. The holiday park has many vehicles under tow moving throughout the park daily. Typically, the number of vehicle movements rises in a holiday period without resulting in any increased risk. TCHP takes the view that the removal of LTC caravans is a shared responsibility. LTC owners have a responsibility to ensure the removal of their caravan is done in a safe manner. 6 months’ notice of termination was provided giving plenty of time to arrange for the safe removal of your property.

    Permitting an extension beyond the official 30 January 2017 park closure date is not possible as adequate time has already been provided and there are several park decommissioning tasks scheduled to occur immediately the park closes in preparation for site hand over to the appointed civil construction contractors.

    Finally, in line with TCHP’s future booking policy, we are not able to provide past clients with priority bookings. Once bookings open, they will be taken on a first come first served basis.

    We thank you for your past custom and hope your family has an enjoyable Christmas and safe New Year.


    Andrew Illingworth | Unit Coordinator | Tweed Coast Holiday Parks
    p (07) 5523 4111 | m 0418 741 016 | f (07) 5523 4121 | e [email protected] | w http://www.tchp.com.au
    PO Box 1013, Tweed Heads NSW 2485 | 5 Dry Dock Road, Tweed Heads South NSW 2486 | ABN: 16 910 744 225

  3. Hardly likely as the council is not allowing the Long Term Tenants to remove their caravans until after the 30th of January when the previous Tweed Council instruction was that all Long Term Holiday Vans had to be removed by the 30th of January not after, but now there in an asbestos scare so no vans are to be dismantled or taken from the park, but it is fine that the park is full of tourists vans all over the holiday period and during this weekend as people make it a 4 day holiday which includes Australia Day today.

    I wrote suggesting to the council that it would not be a good idea to have old vans moving out of the park on tilt trucks during the holiday period when tourists have paid good money to enjoy a relaxing holiday by the beach, but the resounding reply was that the removal of the old vans would be no different than tourist vans coming and going in the park. Well done Tweed Shite Council no for thought or planning given to the closure of the holiday park, so good luck everybody with the redevelopment work, at this rate it will take years for it to be completed.


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