It's playtime at Tumbulgum
A NEW playground at Tumbulgum is officially open for business.
Tweed mayor Barry Longland opened the facility this morning, much to the delight of the many Tweed parents and their children who attended the opening
The playground is located on a previously unused parcel of land on Government Rd, behind the community hall.
"This playground is a wonderful example of how a community can come together to work with a number of levels of government to help themselves," Cr Longland said.
"The background of this project was an approach by the Tumbulgum Playgroup to council in August 2009 to establish a playground on this site.
"Council officers met with the playgroup and encouraged them to seek additional government and local funding to help with park costs.
"With assistance from the Tumbulgum Community Association and the Member for Tweed Geoff Provest the group was successful in its application for $15,000 from the Community Building Partnership program.
"The community is to be commended for also raising over $3000 towards the project through trivia nights and lamington drives and a local donation of $10,000."
The new playground is proposed to be called Junction Park, after the original name of Tumbulgum village.
Tweed Shire Council is taking submissions or comments regarding the proposed naming until the end of December.
Comments should be addressed to: General Manager, Tweed Shire Council, PO Box 816 Murwillumbah NSW 2484.