Drumming up park support

WITH less than a week left for comments to be lodged on plans for a new Central Park at Kingscliff, Tweed Mayor Kevin Skinner has been pounding the pavements of the seaside town to drum up extra participation.

So far many of the comments on the council's online forum, aimed at seeking opinions about the facilities the park should offer, have been critical of the concept and the decision to reduce the size of the beachfront caravan park.

Cr Skinner yesterday revealed he had spent the past few days visiting businesses along Marine Parade to discuss the concept plans and invite community input before the close of submissions next Tuesday.

Cr Skinner said he was keen to hear their views about the Central Park which he said would link businesses with the beach, creating a new community nucleus right on their doorstep.

“The consensus seems to be let's make Central Park a reality, the sooner the better,” Cr Skinner said.

Cr Skinner said community consultation in 2007 “made it clear the community wants this Central Park”.



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