Road revamp: Chairman of Wommin Bay Village Ivan Makay was all smiles after inspecting the newly installed access road.
Road revamp: Chairman of Wommin Bay Village Ivan Makay was all smiles after inspecting the newly installed access road. Crystal Spencer

Road paves way for safer access

RESIDENTS at Wommin Bay Village now have safe emergency access thanks to a newly-installed road.

The road has been built to allow staff and emergency services access in severe weather, with the current car park at the entrance to the village subject to flooding during heavy rain.

A shed was also constructed to provide coverage for the facility’s bus.

Wommin Bay Village CEO Helen Grant said the new construction work was greatly appreciated by the residents.

“The board commissioned the road and shed while the McKissock Foundation has generously underwritten it,” Ms Grant said.

“Founding members Mavis Gilmore and Ivan Mackay are the guiding force of the McKissock Foundation and we are grateful for their hard work.”

Ms Grant said the opening event last Friday afternoon was to acknowledge the success of the completed project.

“This official opening is to recognise the efforts of all involved and celebrate our wonderful facility,” Ms Grant said.

Guests at the official opening included Richmond MP Justine Elliot, Tweed Mayor Warren Polglase and members from the Wommin Bay Village Board, the McKissock Foundation, the Cudgen Leagues Club and the Kingscliff Lions Club.

Wommin Bay Village is a low-care ageing facility in Kingscliff, which channels all money raised back into the facility.



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