Space to move: Tweed resident Reg Johns inspects the new Jack Evans car park.
Space to move: Tweed resident Reg Johns inspects the new Jack Evans car park. Crystal Spencer

New boat harbour car park opens

THE $8 million Jack Evans Boat Harbour revitalisation project is steaming ahead, with a new car park now open to the public.

The 77-space car park, adjacent to Twin Towns Services Club, will provide parks for residents and tourists visiting the boat harbour. It opened last week.

Tweed Heads resident Reg Johns said the car park was a welcome addition to the area.

“It does look nice and provides more access to the harbour,” Mr Johns said.

“This is the first time I've seen it and it doesn't look anything like it did before.”

Mr Johns said the only part of the old car space that he would miss was being able to park under the shade of the trees.

“You can not park under the trees anymore to keep your car cool in summer,” Mr Johns said.

“But I think it is good for the area.”

The first stage of the ongoing Jack Evans Boat Harbour project, which will transform the area into a Brisbane South Bank look, will include many new facilities such as a cycleway, park furniture, landscaping and barbecues.

The finish line for the project continues to move a step closer with stage one of the project due for completion in February 2011.

The Australian Government provided $1.8 million for the project and the New South Wales Department of Planning provided an additional $230,000.

Tweed Shire Council will pick up the tab for the remaining works in the first stage of the project.



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