Swell time for Tumbulgum town
THE riverside village of Tumbulgum, once Tweed's main town, is to get a major facelift and it's about time, according to locals.
Terry Warner, who is a committee member of the Tumbulgum Community Association and played a major role in drawing up a master plan for the village foreshore, reckons it has too long been forgotten by Tweed Shire Council.
Back in the 1880s it was a different story. Before Murwillumbah gained a railway in 1897 and a bridge in 1901, Tumbulgum was a busy river port and the Tweed's main settlement.
On Wednesday, council administrators moved to adopt a master plan which proposes bollards blocking vehicles from the grassed areas of the riverbank, extra picnic tables and shelters, riverbank stabilisation along with the creation of small beaches and general beautification of the main riverside road.
"Riverside Drive is a bit of a mess and has been for a long time," said Mr Warner. "Tumbulgum is finally getting the attention it deserves and needs."