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May 12, 2021

Tweed Council promises to complete 10 local infrastructure projects by year’s end

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Improved coastal access tracks, fenced off-leash dog parks and upgrades to the Chillingham tennis courts are among a series of upcoming community projects in the Tweed Shire.

A total of 10 infrastructure projects will be completed in the Shire over the next eight months, thanks to $3.5 in grant funding from the Federal Government.

The carpark at Knox Park in Murwillumbah is set for a refurbishment thanks to new funding. Image: Tweed Shire Council.

Among the works being undertaken are the refurbishment of tracks and stairs at popular local coastal walking tracks, and the creation of the Tweed’s first fully fenced off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point.

Local tennis lovers will have access to an upgraded tennis court at Chillingham, with the possibility that enough money will be found to create a multi-purpose court that allows for basketball and volleyball to be played.

The creaky grandstand at Stan Sercombe Oval will also get some much needed attention, as will some of the Shires jetties, including those at Dry Dock Roads, Crystal Waters Drive and Kennedy Drive.

Local koalas will also get a look in, with the renewal of fencing and alert markings at various sites on Round Mountain Road and Terranora Road.

Tweed Shire Council says is has begun consultation with the community on several of the projects and has promised that all of them will be completed by the end of the year.

The funding for the projects has come from the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

For more information, visit www.yoursaytweed.com.au.

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