Kingscliff foreshore revitalisation plan
THE Tweed Shire Council has approved the contract for the for the construction of the Kingscliff foreshore revitalisation plan.
The $14.09 million contract was awarded 6:1 to SEE Civil during the Thursday, December 15 meeting.
The contract is set to include the construction of a rock armour and concrete seawall, the creation of the new Kingscliff central park and an upgrade to the Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park.
Tweed Coast Holiday Parks unit coordinator Andrew Illingworth said he was relieved the foreshore plan can finally begin.
"What is really exciting for us is that there's been over 10 years of community consultation and feedback,” Mr Illingworth said.
"Were' finally being able to deliver on what the Kingscliff community wanted which is an upgrade to the park and open up the beach to the public.”
Kingscliff Chamber of Commerce president Mark Humphries said businesses welcomed the redevelopment and the chamber will ensure businesses are supported during the construction.
"There's going to be some disruption for 12 months during the construction period,” Mr Humphries said.
"But, with the bridge open we're finding already that traffic is flowing already back into Kingscliff and Casuarina at a faster rate than expected. The sooner it commences, the sooner we get it completed.”
Mr Illingworth said the current park will close on January 30, 2017 and work will begin on the three stages of the foreshore plan in early February.
"Our aim is to get the work done as quickly as possible as to not inconvenience the residents and foreshore shop fronts,” he said