Tweed green parklet, public art and activation

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An artist's impression of a pop-up parklet to be unveiled in Murwillumbah.An artist's impression of a pop-up parklet to be unveiled in Murwillumbah.


Two temporary parklets will be installed in Murwillumbah in early November as part of an exciting pilot project.

The Tweed Green Parklet, Public Art and Activation Project will see 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.

The project will also 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 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, expected to be in place by early November, will be located 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 will be 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 will design and construct the parklets, which will be removable and recyclable and can be relocated to other locations if required.

There will be temporary traffic arrangements in place when the parklets and art seats are installed. The installation will take place on consecutive days between 3 and 5 November. Minor disruption to local traffic are expected during the installation. The Queen Street parklet will be located in the two‑hour parking space. The remaining two spaces that make up the loading zone will still be available for use after the parklet is installed.

During the trial period and subject to COVID-19 restrictions, the parklets will be the place for selected public events and activities.

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 consultation

We would like your feedback on your use of Murwillumbah, Queen and Brisbane Streets in Murwillumbah's CBD before the streetscape improvements are trialled. Please complete the Parklets and Art Seats Pre-installation Survey.

New South Wales Government logoYour 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.


An artist's impression of a pop-up parklet to be unveiled in Murwillumbah.An artist's impression of a pop-up parklet to be unveiled in Murwillumbah.


Two temporary parklets will be installed in Murwillumbah in early November as part of an exciting pilot project.

The Tweed Green Parklet, Public Art and Activation Project will see 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.

The project will also 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 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, expected to be in place by early November, will be located 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 will be 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 will design and construct the parklets, which will be removable and recyclable and can be relocated to other locations if required.

There will be temporary traffic arrangements in place when the parklets and art seats are installed. The installation will take place on consecutive days between 3 and 5 November. Minor disruption to local traffic are expected during the installation. The Queen Street parklet will be located in the two‑hour parking space. The remaining two spaces that make up the loading zone will still be available for use after the parklet is installed.

During the trial period and subject to COVID-19 restrictions, the parklets will be the place for selected public events and activities.

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 consultation

We would like your feedback on your use of Murwillumbah, Queen and Brisbane Streets in Murwillumbah's CBD before the streetscape improvements are trialled. Please complete the Parklets and Art Seats Pre-installation Survey.

New South Wales Government logoYour 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.