Westpac bank manager Danniele Sim and assistant bank manager Kayne Cooper are settling into their new store at Tweed City Shopping Centre.
Westpac bank manager Danniele Sim and assistant bank manager Kayne Cooper are settling into their new store at Tweed City Shopping Centre.

Westpac banks on our love of tweed

COULD you name 100 things you love about Tweed Heads?

That is what the Westpac Bank is hoping to discover to celebrate its branch reopening in Tweed City Shopping Centre.

Bank manager Danniele Sim said the branch was calling on Tweed residents to nominate their favourite things about the area.

“I'm excited to find out from our community what it is that they love about Tweed Heads,” Mrs Sim said.

“I've lived here for six years, and what I love most about Tweed Heads is the panoramic view of Mt Warning and the Tweed beaches, and my family.

“I truly believe we live and work in one of the most beautiful regions in Australia.”

A mobile art studio will be at the Tweed River Festival in Jack Evans Boat harbour today from 3.30pm to capture people's answers.

“It's sure to capture the community spirit and we're encouraging everyone to contribute with creative expressions of what they love about Tweed Heads,” Mrs Sim said.

“It's full of art supplies, including pencils, crayons and proper art paper, and a professional artist and photographer will be on site.

“People can write a poem or tell us what they like and we'll take a photo of it.”

The studio will be at the PCYC markets tomorrow morning and at Tweed City Shopping Centre on Tuesday.

The best entries in the over and under-16 categories will win $300 and $100 Mastercard gift cards respectively.

“All the art will be collected and we will be selling it off to raise money for the Tweed Respite Service,” Mrs Sim said.

“We will also have a barbecue at the Tweed River Festival (today) and all money raised will go to the Kenya Mentoring Program.”

Westpac's new store will be officially reopened this Wednesday night with a VIP event.

“We've got Jason Culina and Zenon Caravella from the Gold Coast United Football Club coming along,” Mrs Sim said.

The new store is larger and just a few doors down from its original location in the centre.

“The relocation expands the team to a total of 18,” Mrs Sim said. “We've also gone back to the more traditional role of the local bank manager to really look after the needs of our customers and give locals the one-on-one attention that their finances require,” she said.



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