Tweed Heads gets major road upgrade through Roads to Recovery

Media Release

WT161/2015

01 June 2015

Joint release with:

Gary Bagnall

Mayor of Tweed Shire Council

Works on the $1.55 million Bay Street Roads to Recovery project at Tweed Heads are now complete, with the upgraded road improving safety and conditions for residents and visitors alike.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery programme is designed to improve safety, economic and social outcomes by investing in key local road upgrades.

“Previously, Bay Street had a number of surface defects and pavement failures, making it a pretty rough trip for local motorists driving through the Tweed Heads CBD,” Mr Truss said.

“Works that have taken place to fix the problems include road stabilisation and sealing, construction of a new kerb and gutter, improved stormwater drainage and the addition of new parking bays.

“By providing funding directly to the Council to fix Bay Street, we have got the best possible result for drivers and taxpayers alike.

“The Australian Government is funding hundreds of projects like this across Australia, ensuring our national road network is safe, productive and meets the needs of local communities.”

Mayor of Tweed Shire Council Gary Bagnall said without the Australian Government's continued support, Council would struggle to maintain vital road networks. 

“The Tweed Shire is grateful for the support we have received from Minister Truss and his Government with this project,” Cr Bagnall said.

“The project has revitalised the look of the centre of Tweed Heads, and with the projected development in this area, this is a big win for our shire.”

The project was jointly funded by the Australian Government and Tweed Shire Council, with $500,000 and $1.05 million being contributed respectively.