Tweed Shire Council has welcomed a $520,000 state-funding boost to complete the popular boardwalk and path at Kingscliff, a missing link in the Tweed Coast cycleway/walkway network.
Once work on the 125-metre section on the northern side of Cudgen Creek is completed, the cycleway/walkway will extend unbroken from Pottsville to the border, improving opportunities for both healthy lifestyles and tourism.
Planning minister Anthony Roberts made the funding announcement on site at Cudgen Creek during his visit to the Tweed this week, alongside Tweed MP Geoff Provest and a number of Tweed shire councillors.
A suspended concrete boardwalk and concrete path would replace the current old timber boardwalk section and asphalt path.
‘The funding of this missing link and the revamp of the cycleway/walkway is more great news for our community,’ Tweed mayor Katie Milne said.
‘It will provide major public access and health benefits by allowing people to more safely and easily walk and ride from one end of the coast to the other,’ Cr Milne said.
The project is expected to be completed in the 2017-2018 financial year.
Funding was also announced for a number of pedestrian improvement facilities at a variety of locations in Tweed Heads and Kingscliff, for which council will provide 50-50 funding with the NSW government.