Laboratory technician Jared Martin working at the Tweed Laboratory Centre.
Laboratory technician Jared Martin working at the Tweed Laboratory Centre. Blainey Woodham

Lab tours hold water

THE inner workings of the Tweed Laboratory Centre will be on display when the scientists open their doors on Thursday.

The Tweed Heads South lab will be hosting tours to give residents an insight into the work they do.

The opening of the facility is one of many free activities planned by Tweed Shire Council for Local Government Week, which began today and finishes with a Family Fun Day at Salt Centre Park on Sunday.

Laboratory coordinator Dr Paul Wright said there was a lot for Tweed residents to see in the lab.

“I think people learn a lot on the tours. People are happy with what they get out of it – they see that we’re here for the benefit of the shire,” Dr Wright said.

The lab’s primary focus is to perform water quality testing and process control.

It also offers services to consultants, universities and the general public.

“We’re part of the water unit. Our main client is the water unit but we do provide an external service for a number for clients, including other local councils without labs,” Dr Wright said.

“I would say 95 per cent of our work is for water and the rest is soil testing.”

Tweed Laboratory Centre, on Enterprise Avenue, will be open for lab tours this Thursday at 10am and 11am.

Contact Sindee Wong on (07) 5569 3103 to book.

Activities

Today

 Learn about event management and coordination, Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre, 10am-noon

Tomorrow

Official opening of Bray Park cycleway on Kyogle Road, 10.30am

Wednesday

Official opening of Quota Park on Caloola Drive, 11am

Friday

Social networking website workshops, Tweed Heads, Kingscliff and Murwillumbah libraries from 10am

Saturday

Bray Park Water Treatment Plant guided , 9am-11am and 12.30pm-2.30pm, pick up at Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre

Sunday

Family Fun Day, 11am-2pm at Salt Central Park



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