Kingscliff foreshore revitalisation planning underway
15 April 2016
Joint release with:
Acting General Manager of Tweed Shire Council
Planning is well underway on the $21.2 million Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation and Redevelopment project.
Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash joined Tweed Shire Council Acting General Manager David Oxenham and Project Manager Stewart Brawley to inspect the project site in Kingscliff today.
Minister Nash said the Australian Government committed over $9.8 million towards the $21.2 million project under Round Two of the National Stronger Regions Fund.
“The National Stronger Regions Fund is investing $1 billion over five years to fund priority infrastructure projects, like this one, in regional communities across Australia,” Minister Nash said.
“The project will contain three main elements with works undertaken at the foreshore, Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park and a new Kingscliff Central Park.
“This will help protect Kingscliff's public and central business districts from coastal erosion and reduce the impact caused by natural events.”
Mr Oxenham said the local community had strongly fought for this project, which has been 10 years in the making.
He said Council was pleased to partner with the Australian Government and Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Reserve Trust to deliver this vital project.
“The project will modernise the Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park's facilities and services to better meet the changing and increasing demands of tourists and create a Central Park that will be a social hub and better link the beach and central business district,” he said.
“A new rock seawall will be constructed along the foreshore to protect Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club, Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park and Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club from creeping erosion.
“Construction is due to start in early 2017, with the project scheduled for completion in December 2018.”
The project is jointly funded, with the Australian Government providing over $9.8 million, Tweed Shire Council contributing almost $3.9 million and Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Reserve Trust investing over $7.5 million.