Blainey Woodham

All aboard: cultural and community space at station

ART Lovers will be delighted at a discussion held at Tweed Shire Counci's last meeting.

Councillors made the decision to utilise the existing unused railway station as a cultural or community space.

Cnr Carolyn Byrne said the anticipation surrounding the project is building.

"I have spoken to Accesss Art and it is a great opportunity," she said.

Tweed has many home grown artists and attracts many artists from around the globe and throughout Australia.

Cnr Byrne also took the opportunity to use the railway line as a pedestrian pathway.

"Rate payers are concerned about safety and need a safe walk across into the art gallery," she said.

"This walk may include sculptures and outdoor art works and importantly it will eliviate the foot traffic along the dangerous roads, " she explained.

"Here is an opportunity to work with the residents of Murwillumbah."

Cr Byrne successfully called for an amendment and the motion was unaminous.

Cnr Youngblutt pointed out there are a number of significant facilities that could be included in the project.

"There are locomotives sitting where they were once serviced," he said.

"This is sure to be a popular facility for Tweed residents."

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