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Funding provided by the NSW Government under its Crown Reserves Improvement Fund will see more than $360,000 granted to a range of local improvement projects for Crown land reserves and community facilities in the region.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the funding is to maintain and upgrade local reserves as well as facilities located on them. ‘This funding will see infrastructure upgrades to local reserves as well as maintenance of reserves through noxious weed and pest control.’

Local projects being funded include: $138,790 to replace sections of a timber boardwalk and cycleway at Jack Evans Boat Harbour Reserve with low maintenance composite materials and paving, and design changes to increase accessibility and amenity and provide more seating and shade areas; $118,570 for structural repairs and improved accessibility to the Pottsville Environment Park building, including upgrades to the kitchen and bathrooms, new floor coverings and replacement of the sewer system, and to construct a 250m concrete path on bush walking tracks and a disabled car space to improve accessibility for people with disabilities; $50,429 towards the renewal of infrastructure including materials and site works at Norries Headland and associated viewing platforms, and; $33,000 to control noxious weeds in the Tweed Coast Reserve between Fingal Head and Pottsville on the Tweed Coast.

There will also be $29,150 granted to control pest species including wild dogs, foxes, feral cats and rabbits within the Tweed Coast Regional Crown Reserve and $390,094 has also been allocated to replace the toilet block at the Murwillumbah Showground.

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  1. Replacing the ancient toilet block at Murwillumbah Showground is very timely. It is already a very popular camping ground for visitors to the area and will be even more popular when the Tweed Valley Rail Trail opens at the end of next year.


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