Council chips in for final Speed festival

TWEED Shire Council's appointed administrators are today set to hand out $7000 to support the upcoming Festival of Speed on Tweed, even though this year's event is the last.

Administrators Max Boyd and Garry Payne are set to make the donations at their final council meeting before they are replaced by elected councillors.

The meeting at the new Kingscliff Wastewater Treatment Plant which is be officially opened today, will follow another official ceremony where Mr Boyd is to be presented with an award for his 44 years of service to local government.

The funding for Speed on Tweed, which is due to run from September 19 to September 21, is part of $32,600 to be dished out to a variety of groups under the first round of council festival grants for the current financial year.

The Banana Festival is also set to get $7000 for its event which finished on Sunday.

The Wollumbin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Association will get $7000 for the 38th NSW Annual Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout Carnival scheduled for October 3 to October 6.

Council staff have also recommended the Tweed Shire Senior Citizen's week committee receives $7000 for its Seniors Expo in May next year.

Smaller amounts are expected to go to the Emergency Services day in the Park Committee, the Gold Coast Malibu Club's Hyundai Malfunction Surf Festival and the Murwillumbah Community Centre for Harmony Day both in March.

With Speed on Tweed organisers counting down days to the start of the festival, they have announced 12 legends of Australian motorsport have been confirmed to be part of the historic motoring event.

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