Grant to aid Uki river walk
A NEW grant for $14,000 will help Uki put its village heritage river walk on the map with tourists and locals alike.
The money, a grant to the Uki Community Technology Centre (CTC) through the Small Towns Program, will see the development of a business plan and marketing materials for the walk.
Getting a consistent number of people to take tours of the walk will help the community pay to maintain the area's environment.
Volunteer tour guide Jim Warburton says the walk starts near the old butter factory and loops down to the river, behind the town's school and back to the butter factory.
Mr Warburton said there were longer walks of five and 10 kilometres taking in such spots as Sweetnam Park.
Tweed MP Neville Newell said the project was supported by community volunteers as well as 20 local community organisations and businesses.
He said it would help attract more visitors to the Tweed hinterland from the busy coastal strip.
The Uki CTC's chairwoman, Ida Daly, said people needed to know what activities were available such as the heritage walk and the regular markets and dances.