Skaters hopeful



YOUTH in the Tweed Heads area could soon have a skate park thanks to the shire's registered clubs and Tweed Shire Council. Councillors tonight are due to vote on a staff recommendation committing $75,000 to build the facility, which is half the estimated cost, and to seek public comment on the proposed location on community land at the corner of Heffron Street and Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed Heads. Tweed Registered Clubs mooted the idea to council earlier this year as one of their major projects through their Community Development Support Expenditure (CDSE) Program, funded by poker-machine profits. Council agreed to back a funding bid under CDSE for the $150,000 facility on a dollar-for-dollar basis. Another potential site for the park, on community land at the corner of Fraser and Leisure Drives, Banora Point, was assessed but found to be not as suitable.



Bookings bonanza for renovated oceanfront park

Bookings bonanza for renovated oceanfront park

The park is expected to open on March 22.

Residents warned to lock up after spate of break-ins

Residents warned to lock up after spate of break-ins

A car, laptop and a bottle of whiskey are among items stolen

Public gets a glimpse behind the scenes of police station

Public gets a glimpse behind the scenes of police station

An estimated 3000 visitors poured into Tweed Heads Police Station

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