News

Win for Tweed homeless after council backs respite centre

9 Boyd. Respite centre. Photo: John Gass / Daily News
9 Boyd. Respite centre. Photo: John Gass / Daily News John Gass

HOMELESS people on the Tweed finally have a place they can call home.

Tweed Shire Council approved a homeless respite centre for Boyd St, despite protest from neighbours to the development and several councillors.

Both councillors Katie Milne and Gary Bagnall voted against the proposal preferring a trial period to assess the impact to neighbours.

Cr Bagnall said he had several concerns about the development.

"I'm firstly concerned for the neighbours," Cr Bagnall said.

"A good sized portion of the Tweed is made up of elderly people and we have to protect them."

Cr Bagnall said with about 200 homeless in the Tweed the centre had the potential to be far busier than stated in the application.

In voting to support the application, Councillor Michael Armstrong said resources were needed for the homeless.

"We need to provide assistance to those who are marginalised and vulnerable," Cr Armstrong said.

"The conditions imposed on the property are appropriate."

The respite centre, operated by two full-time staff and volunteers, at 9 Boyd St, Tweed Heads would have the capacity to provide meals, storage, laundry and bathroom facilities with access to computer, internet and telephone.

Topics:  homeless, tweed shire



Mooball plans on the moo-ve

BIG PLANS: The village of Mooball from above.

Big plans for he quaint village of Mooball have the green light

Tweed United gunning for a top-four, finals’ finish

Tweed United captain and top goal scorer Michael Kolovos and his side are hell-bent on a top-four finish in season 2016.

"Our Destiny is in our own hands."

Charges against accused Lone Wolf bikie dismissed

Mark Clinton Atta-Singh leaving Tweed Heads Local Court, cleared of all charges.

Charges against accused Lone Wolf bikie dismissed

Latest deals and offers

Superheroes of the big screen enjoy sounds of Splendour

CHRIS Hemsworth and his Avengers mates drop by Byron festival.

Dynamic pics from Splendour Day 1

The Strokes perform at Splendour in the Grass 2016. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Check out the latest pictures from Splendour in the Grass.

Bindi Irwin: 18 magic photos to mark her 18th birthday

Bindi Irwin with a python.

Photos: Bindi Irwin from babyhood to 18

Aussie director makes his mark on new Roots mini-series

Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte in a scene from the TV series Roots.

BRUCE Beresford behind final episode of remake of iconic series.

The Avalanches pull plug on live broadcast of Splendour set

The Avalanches are an Australian electronic music group.

RADIO listeners won't be able to tune in to the band's show tonight.

Who's got Richie's heart all aflutter?

Richie Strahan stars in season four of The Bachelor.

THE Bachelor has found his dream woman second time around.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

Massive residential 9-storey high-rise hit by delays

An artist’s impression of the eight-storey-high apartment complex that Bernoth Holdings wants to build in South Toowoomba, next to the City Golf Club.

Developer struggles to get approved high-rise development started