Sailing club seeks Fingal land

A TWEED sailing club is seeking land on Fingal Rd to store boats as memberships continue to balloon.

The Tweed Valley Sailing Club wants to find a location to store fully rigged boats.

The club is seeking a square (30m by 30m) fenced areas to store boats so that club members and visitor during learn-to-sail days can access the water easily.

The club identified three Fingal sites along the southern bank of Tweed River, including adjacent to the boat harbour, but two sites were refused by NSW Government's Crown Lands.

The remaining site, near the Sheoak Shack, is on the council's road reserve but club member will cross Fingal Rd to launch boats.

Tweed Valley Sailing Club commodore Hugh Milliken said the remaining site was not the preferred site of the club but a site was necessary.

"It's what's available and Fingal is our preferred area," Mr Milliken said.

"We are just sounding out with council on what is possible."

According to a report from council officers, there are some concerns with the site.

"The site is highly visible and it is therefore anticipated that there may be a level of community concern regarding the proposal," the officer's report said.

Councillors will vote at Tuesday's council meeting on whether to investigate the proposed site and continue the process with community consultation.

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