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February 5, 2023

Tyalgum ready to celebrate the festive season

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Enjoy a delicious American-style BBQ smoker meal offered every weekend in the garden of the Tyalgum General Store. Photo supplied

Tyalgum has had a difficult time following the floods earlier this year with the closure of Tyalgum Road – the main entry to the village – due to a huge landslip caused by the floods in February this year.

But they are looking forward to a very exciting Festive Season as the alternative route,  via Numinbah Road, through Chillingham and on to Zara and Limpinwood roads, to the town is now upgraded and pothole free. 

Tyalgum is only a 30-minute scenic drive from Murwillumbah through the Tweed hinterland and Discover Tyalgum’s Brad Sims said the village had been hit hard by the closure of Tyalgum Road but were now ready for visitors. 

‘With a number of community events planned, the message is definitely “Tyalgum is open for business”,’ Mr Sims said.

There’s something for everyone this Christmas in the picturesque village of Tyalgum, nestled in the heart of the Tweed caldera. Photo supplied

We have a great range of boutique shopping, exquisite food and beverage venues and a variety of places to stay and enjoy some country hospitality.”

With Christmas rapidly approaching, the village is embracing the festival spirit with a number of events planned. These include:

  • Live music every Friday night at Flutterbucks Pizza
  • American-style BBQ smoker on every weekend at Tyalgum General Store
  • Christmas Garden Concert featuring the Heart Collectors – Garden of Light, Saturday 10 December
  • Hotel reopening – Tyalgum Hotel, Thursday 15 December
  • Tyalgum Community Christmas Carols – Tyalgum Hall, Sunday 18 December.

Details of events can be found at What’s On Tweed

Tyalgum Road remains closed

The large landslip that has closed Tyalgum Road is continuing to move and ‘geotechnical engineers have advised Council that results from test drilling show that it is not safe for a temporary track to be created’ according to the Tweed Council. 

‘Ongoing geotechnical monitoring at the site will provide additional data to assess if this continues to be the case.

‘In the meantime, short-listed construction contractors are commencing the Concept design stage with the aim of having designs and tender pricing to Council by mid-December. 

‘The contractors are using the geotechnical reports Council received in September and are supplementing this information with further geotechnical drilling being carried out at the site this and next week.

‘Once designs are complete, Council will select the most suitable contractor to carry out the work, with works expected to start on site in mid-2023.’

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