Strong tourism numbers spur return of information centre
KINGSCLIFF is set to welcome back its visitor information centre.
Destination Tweed and the Kingscliff Chamber of Commerce have banded together to make it possible, with both waiting for official confirmation from the council.
Destination Tweed chief executive officer Bill Tatchell said the centre would operate in the kiosk of the community hall on Turnock St.
Mr Tatchell said the centre would be a much-needed addition, with statistics showing Kingscliff and the coastal strip attract the lion's share of Tweed tourists.
Mr Tatchell said he was waiting for the council to confirm a date and then it would be full steam ahead.
"It's something we've been working on for quite a while," Mr Tatchell said.
"We've entered a partnership with the Kingscliff Chamber of Commerce to make it happen."
Kingscliff had a visitor information centre four years ago, but Mr Tatchell said it closed down because it wasn't structured correctly and was expensive to run.
He said they were looking at utilising volunteers to hand out information and would also hire-out bicycles to generate revenue to fund the centre.
"We're not going to be competing with what's already on offer in Kingscliff," he said.
Local chamber of commerce president Jayne Henry said the centre would benefit the entire Tweed Shire, not just the coast.
Ms Henry said while many tourists were attracted to Tweed's beaches, an information centre would help them enjoy the rest of what the region had to offer and spread the economic benefits.