YOU BEAUTY: Wharf St businessman Chris Holt, of McGrath property, chatting with Tweed Mayor Barry Longland about plans to beautify the city centre.
YOU BEAUTY: Wharf St businessman Chris Holt, of McGrath property, chatting with Tweed Mayor Barry Longland about plans to beautify the city centre.

$600,000 to spruce up Tweed CBD

A PLAN developed 16 years ago to spruce up the Tweed Heads CBD will finally come to fruition.

Wharf St from the border to Frances St, and Bay St from Wharf St to Navigation Lane will undergo an extensive makeover totalling $613,184.

Tweed Mayor Barry Longland said he was excited to see the long-awaited plan finally given the go-ahead.

"It's good for the people of Tweed. They've waited a long time for this," Cr Longland said.

"It's been a little neg- lected compared to the Queensland side, so we'll be fixing that too," he said

Cr Longland said the beautification of important public areas in Tweed Heads would improve first impressions for tourists and act as a strong demonstration of town pride.

The Tweed Heads Streetscape Final Master Plan was prepared by the Land Plan Studio in 1997 and some works were completed in the CBD, but lack of funding halted the beautification of Wharf and Bay Sts at the time.

Cr Longland said several other public refurbishments were also in the works around town, including improving the Tweed side of Point Danger.

"I'm pleased and relieved that we've got the funding for these projects.

"I'd say work will start in the next couple of months."

Cr Longland said the beautification of important public areas in Tweed Heads would improve first impressions for tourists and act as a strong demonstration of town pride.

A council spokeswoman said the funds, allocated from the Regional Development Australia Fund, presented a perfect opportunity to finally finish streetscaping key Tweed streets.

"There is an expectation of landowners and an obligation on council to deliver the promised streetscaping to the areas rated that have not yet received streetscaping," she said.

The design has not been finalised.



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