Harbour wins architecture award
TWEED Heads residents have award-winning landscape architecture right before their eyes.
Jack Evans Boat Harbour has won top honours at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects NSW Awards for 2011 at a ceremony in Sydney late last week.
The award judges said the $8 million project by Tweed Shire Council and design consultants ASPECT Studios was "an outstanding example of transformation in a regional coastal town."
The judges said the park was visually compelling and beautiful and provided a rich variety of recreational activities in a complex tidal and climatic environment.
Mayor Barry Longland thanked all involved in the planning, design and consideration processes.
"The Jack Evans Boat Harbour has been wholeheartedly embraced by its community who have reconnected to their forgotten waterfront," Cr Longland said.
"This is the gateway to the Tweed and its wow factor is undeniable, a fact that has been emphasised by this prestigious award.
"Congratulations to all council staff involved in the project, as well as the joint recipient of the award, ASPECT Studios."
The new 4.9 hectare park opened earlier this year.