TWEED Shire Council has teamed up with a conservation group to give a Murwillumbah riverside park a makeover, including a mural.
McIlrath Park will be restored and revegetated through a project partnering the council and volunteer group Earth Learning. Weeds will be removed from a 150m stretch on the western bank of the Tweed River, and replaced by 1600 subtropical rainforest plants.
It comes after Earth Learning received a $12,000 Landcare Grant and $6000 from the NSW ClubGrants to create the Tweed River - Murwillumbah Riverbank Restoration Walk and Open-air Gallery.
Earth Learning secretary Adrienne Weber said the project would also create a youth mural on the river side of the levee wall, under the mentorship of prominent local artists.
"This will help create an open-air gallery that involves local youth to highlight the great value of rare and endemic local species of flora and fauna," she said.
Tweed Mayor Gary Bagnall, said: "The project is right in the township of Murwillumbah, so it will be visible to all who cross the bridge.
"I would encourage other groups in our shire to take on projects like this one and make our shire an even better place to live."
More info at earthlearning.org.au.