Tweed green parklet, public art and activation

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Photo of the parklet at Brisbane Street, Murwillumbah.


Two temporary parklets have been installed in Murwillumbah as part of an exciting pilot project.

The Tweed Green Parklet, Public Art and Activation Project has seen the installation of two temporary parklets to provide seating, greenery and an interactive space for community. Parklets are extensions of the footpath that will use a car space to create a new buzz and enhance Murwillumbah’s street appeal.

Read the stories behind the parklets, art seats and planter boxes that have injected pockets of green and splashes of colour in Murwillumbah’s CBD.

The project also includes see pop-up seating (art seats) placed in several locations within the Murwillumbah CBD, providing a unique public space while adding to the street amenity. Eight new cylinder-shaped art seats and planters will provide pockets of green and splashes of colour, decorated by six local artists, to add vibrancy to central Murwillumbah.

The eight-week pilot project aims to increase the amount of public space accessible to the community, enhance street vibrancy, pedestrian amenity, community safety and support the economic prosperity of local businesses resulting from the increased activity.

The parklets have been installed in front of the BGF Building in Queen Street and in front of Mill & Make, Cracklepoint Games and M|Arts in Brisbane Street. The art seats are located on the corner of Murwillumbah and Brisbane streets, as well as on the north and south side of the central pedestrian crossing on Murwillumbah Street.

Map indicating locations of parklets and art seats.Parklet and art seat locations.

Council has designed and constructed the parklets to be removable. They can also be relocated to other locations in the shire if required.

The location of the Queen Street parklet is located in the two-hour parking space. The remaining two spaces that make up the loading zone is still available for use.

The NSW Government is putting $100,000 towards the project as part of its Streets as Shared Spaces initiative, with Council providing $37,000.


Community feedback

New South Wales Government logoThank you to those who completed the pre-installation and evaluation surveys, which have now closed.

Your feedback will inform the evaluation of the project, which is being conducted by the Northern NSW Local Health District to gauge the community benefits associated with improving public spaces. This will help determine how activating initiatives, such as this one, can help improve streets to support healthier, safe and more vibrant communities.




Photo of the parklet at Brisbane Street, Murwillumbah.


Two temporary parklets have been installed in Murwillumbah as part of an exciting pilot project.

The Tweed Green Parklet, Public Art and Activation Project has seen the installation of two temporary parklets to provide seating, greenery and an interactive space for community. Parklets are extensions of the footpath that will use a car space to create a new buzz and enhance Murwillumbah’s street appeal.

Read the stories behind the parklets, art seats and planter boxes that have injected pockets of green and splashes of colour in Murwillumbah’s CBD.

The project also includes see pop-up seating (art seats) placed in several locations within the Murwillumbah CBD, providing a unique public space while adding to the street amenity. Eight new cylinder-shaped art seats and planters will provide pockets of green and splashes of colour, decorated by six local artists, to add vibrancy to central Murwillumbah.

The eight-week pilot project aims to increase the amount of public space accessible to the community, enhance street vibrancy, pedestrian amenity, community safety and support the economic prosperity of local businesses resulting from the increased activity.

The parklets have been installed in front of the BGF Building in Queen Street and in front of Mill & Make, Cracklepoint Games and M|Arts in Brisbane Street. The art seats are located on the corner of Murwillumbah and Brisbane streets, as well as on the north and south side of the central pedestrian crossing on Murwillumbah Street.

Map indicating locations of parklets and art seats.Parklet and art seat locations.

Council has designed and constructed the parklets to be removable. They can also be relocated to other locations in the shire if required.

The location of the Queen Street parklet is located in the two-hour parking space. The remaining two spaces that make up the loading zone is still available for use.

The NSW Government is putting $100,000 towards the project as part of its Streets as Shared Spaces initiative, with Council providing $37,000.


Community feedback

New South Wales Government logoThank you to those who completed the pre-installation and evaluation surveys, which have now closed.

Your feedback will inform the evaluation of the project, which is being conducted by the Northern NSW Local Health District to gauge the community benefits associated with improving public spaces. This will help determine how activating initiatives, such as this one, can help improve streets to support healthier, safe and more vibrant communities.