Tweed secures funds to keep walking

Back in mid April Tweed Shire Council announced joint funding to fix some footpaths, kerbs and pedestrian refuges/islands, in Murwillumbah, Banora Point and Tweed Heads south.

Tweed residents are being encouraged and supported to get active and walk more with Council being awarded $44,500 to improve pedestrian facilities in the area.

Council secured the grant funding [last April] in a 50/50 partnership with the New South Wales Government Active Transport Program under the category ‘Walking Communities’.

The grant will allow Council to improve pedestrian links by installing kerb ramps and pedestrian refuges and realigning footpaths at two locations in Banora Point; three in Murwillumbah and one in Tweed Heads South.

The work will improve pedestrian links at those locations and safety, particularly for people using mobility scooters or pushing prams.  The programs will cost $89,000 and works will be completed by the end of June 2017.

The locations that received funding were:

  •   Banora Point – corners of Darlington and Leisure Drives and Darlington and Woodland Drives
  •   Murwillumbah – Brisbane Street between Proudfoots Lane and Wollumbin Street; Wollumbin Street, east of Nullum Street; and the corner of Queensland Road and Ewing Street
  • Tweed Heads South – the corner of Heffron Street and Minjungbal Drive

Courtesy: Tweed Shire Council Newsroom
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