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Tweed Shire Councillors and Kingscliff Chamber of Commerce members are given a sneak peek at the new Kingscliff beach steps. (from right) Kingscliff Chamber President Mark Humphries, Tweed Shire Councillor Warren Polglase, Tweed Shire Council General Manager Troy Green, Tweed Shire Council Manager Recreation Services Stewart Brawley and Tweed Shire Councillor Pryce Allsop. (supplied)

New beach access that has been built as part of a $22 million foreshore development at Kingscliff will be opened to the public tomorrow.

Tweed  mayor Katie Milne said that while the redevelopment project was still being completed, residents would be able to access the beach and the new concrete beachfront steps through the new park, just to the North of the Cudgen Headland Surf Club.

Cr Milne said temporary lighting would be set up in the area for safety and the park would remain fenced off as the site shut down between December 22 and January 8.

The foreshore redevelopment, which includes the new central park and beach access along with a seawall and a complete redevelopment of the holiday park has been specifically designed to create a link between the beach, the park and the central business district of the Kingscliff community.

The protection of the foreshore from coastal erosion is expected to be a significant economic boost for the area and is expected to act as a catalyst for further public infrastructure and attract private sector development.

Kingscliff Chamber of Commerce president Mark Humphries said the early opening will be a great gift for cafe and restaurant owners along Marine Parade.

‘The new access is sensational and will make for a wonderful experience with views of the beach and the water,’ Mr Humphries said.

‘With the bridge being closed and then the park fenced off for the past year there has definitely been an impact and we have spent $20,000 of the chamber’s funds to run TV ads in the area telling day trippers we are still open for business.

‘We have been big supporters of the Council’s plans from the beginning and the final design has more than exceeded our expectations.

‘I have no doubt Kingscliff is on the cusp of greatness and this will make a huge difference for locals and tourists alike.’


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  1. Not surprised that the Mayor did not show up. Disappointed that you haven’t given due credit to the guy who did show up never would have happened without him.

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