Volunteer Brian Martin at Tweed Heads Visitor Centre. Kingscliff could have its own centre by next month.
Volunteer Brian Martin at Tweed Heads Visitor Centre. Kingscliff could have its own centre by next month. John Gass

Strong tourism fast-tracks Kingscliff information centre

KINGSCLIFF may welcome a new visitor information centre as soon as next month.

Kingscliff Chamber of Commerce president Jayne Henry said those attending the chamber's business breakfast this morning were among the first to hear the announcement.

Ms Henry said the Destination Tweed had signed a contract, with high hopes the centre could be fully functional at the end of March, or by Easter at the latest.

"It's good for the whole shire and good for tourism in general," Ms Henry said.

Ms Henry said not much work needed to be done on the site - which was the home of the old Kingscliff Information Centre before it closed about four years ago.

She said the centre - a joint venture between Destination Tweed and Kingscliff Chamber of Commerce - would be looking for volunteers.

"We're taking expressions of interest from the community and community groups," Ms Henry said.

Ms Henry said aside from the exciting announcement, this morning's business breakfast was an overall positive affair where attendees discussed the future directions of the Tweed Shire.

She said council GM Troy Green, who spoke at the breakfast, contributed useful information to local businesspeople.

"Under the new helm of the new GM Troy Green, council has a great outlook to engage businesses and motivate staff to improve customer service," Ms Henry said.

She said Mr Green had "great ideas" which would be very positive for the Tweed.

Ms Henry said those interested in volunteering at the information centre should contact her by calling 0418 720 048 or emailing info@kingscliffchamber.com.au.



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