Kingscliff Foreshore Redevelopment a boot for the environment and jobs

Media Release

JM085/2018

21 April 2018

Joint release with:

Katie Milne

Mayor of Tweed Shire Council

John Williams

Senator for NSW

  • Permanent seawall completed, Beach Holiday Park and Central Park redeveloped
  • Critical investment prevents erosion and boosts tourism facilities
  • Coalition Government invested almost $10 million in the project

The official opening of the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation project marks an important boost for the local tourism economy and returns a treasured asset to the northern New South Wales coastal town securing the foreshore against tidal erosion.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the construction of a permanent 500 metre-long seawall would reduce the costly impact of tidal erosion in Kingscliff.

“The project will transform Kingscliff and will trigger urban revitalisation that will beautify the foreshore corridor and make it a more attractive place to live, visit and invest,” Dr McVeigh said.

“Importantly, this project also created more than 50 jobs during construction, and important ongoing jobs which means more families spending more, investing more and driving more jobs and confidence in the local community.”

Senator for New South Wales John Williams said the foreshore works provided the local environment and economy with major benefits.

“The construction of a permanent seawall made of rock and reinforced concrete will reduce the impact and cost of coastal erosion in Kingscliff, ensuring the future of the township,” Senator Williams said.

“It will also allow development of the CBD, which has been restricted in the past due to erosion issues.

“The upgrades to the Kingscliff Foreshore and holiday facilities are expected to benefit 75,000 locals and visitors each year.”

Mayor of Tweed Shire Council Katie Milne said the project included improvements to the Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park and transformed Central Park into a beachfront public facility.

“The foreshore now provides locals and visitors with a range of new upgraded amenities including: toilets and showers, cabins, barbecue facilities, ensuites for caravans, car parking and picnic areas, as well as a boardwalk and cycleway,” Cr Milne said.

This project was jointly funded with the Coalition Government investing $9,816,600, Tweed Shire Council $3,865,900, and Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Reserve Trust $7,525,900.