Tweed Mayor Kevin Skinner and Richmond MP Justine Elliot cut the ribbon at the Fingal boat harbour.
Tweed Mayor Kevin Skinner and Richmond MP Justine Elliot cut the ribbon at the Fingal boat harbour.

Fingal park officially open

FINGAL Head has received a major upgrade to its playground and amenities.

The new Fingal boat harbour was officially opened by Tweed Shire Mayor Kevin Skinner yesterday.

Councillor Skinner said the refurbishment was wonderful for a park which had long been a popular attraction for families.

“The harbour provides a safe place to swim and it is a particularly beautiful location on the Tweed River,” Cr Skinner said.

“However, infrastructure at the park had passed its use-by-date.

“Council is extremely grateful to the Federal Government for its $150,000 contribution to the project.”

Richmond MP Justine Elliot, who was also at the official launch, is a resident of Fingal Head and visited the area on the weekend.

“On the weekend I actually brought my kids down here – they’re 12 and 10 and they grew up with the old park and they were just absolutely amazed,” Ms Elliot said.

She said the project was a boon for residents and also supported jobs locally and would continue to do so through ongoing maintenance and services.



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