Tweed Council welcomes funding boost for Anchorage boardwalk

The ageing Anchorage boardwalk bordering Keith Curran Reserve in Tweed Heads. Photo supplied.

The ageing Anchorage boardwalk bordering Keith Curran Reserve in Tweed Heads has now received the extra funding to replace the boardwalk at no cost to council.

The wooden walkway has been closed for some time due to safety concerns as several sections have reached the ends of their lives.

Built in the 1990s the 200-metre timber boardwalk bridges important mangrove habitat along the river and, when rebuilt, will again open this natural environment to the whole community not just Anchorage residents.

Initially Council received $685,000 in June 2017 from the NSW Government’s Walking and Cycling Program (Cycling Infrastructure Fund), requiring it to fund the deficit of $225,000.

‘Thanks to an appeal from the State Member for Tweed Geoff Provest the government has now fully funded this project and we can start work with confidence, knowing we can meet the additional costs of the environmental monitoring we have to do throughout construction in this beautiful marine environment,’ Council general manager Troy Green said.

‘We also need to undertake construction in accordance with Fisheries strict guidelines.’

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