Parks and Open Space Projects

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We are improving the quality of our parks and open spaces within the Tweed Shire

Current Projects 2019/2020


1. Park upgrade and new playspace for Clarrie Englert Park, Tweed Heads West

Clarrie Englert Park located on Gollan Drive in Tweed Heads West will soon receive a significant upgrade thanks to a grant from the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play Grant Program.

Council will match the funding and partner with the local community to create a recreational space that is more welcoming and inclusive for everyone.

We are anticipating the park improvements may include the addition of inclusive play equipment, seating, picnic facilities, a drinking fountain, connecting pathways, landscaping and tree planting for more nature shade.

The community survey closed on Friday 31 July 2020. Thank you to the residents who provided comment. Council is currently reviewing your feedback, which will inform a concept design for the park.

At the end of 2020, subject to Council policy and COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, we may host a ‘pop up’ family event in the park to discuss your ideas, designs for the park and the choice of play equipment. Stay tuned for more information.


2. Inclusive park and playspace for Banora Point Community Centre Park, Banora Point

Banora Point Community Centre Park located on Leisure Drive, Banora Point will soon receive a significant upgrade thanks to a grant from the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play Grant Program.

Council will match the funding and partnered with the local community to create a recreational space that is more welcoming and inclusive for everyone.

We are anticipating the park improvements may include the addition of inclusive play equipment, seating, a built shade structure, picnic facilities, tree planting for natural shade and connecting pathways. The new playspace will complement the new outdoor fitness equipment that was installed in April 2020.

The community survey closed on Friday 31 July 2020. Thank you to the residents who provided comment. Council is currently reviewing your feedback, which will inform a concept design for the park.

At the end of 2020, subject to Council policy and COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, we may host a ‘pop up’ family event in the park to discuss your ideas, designs for the park and the choice of play equipment. Stay tuned for more information.


3. My Community Project – Kids Outdoor Gym in Jack Chard Park, Tweed Heads

Community park now open.

The newly upgraded Jack Chard Park in Tweed Heads is now open and is well used and enjoyed by residents, visitors from neighbouring suburbs and St Joseph’s Primary School students and staff.

Thank you to the local communities in providing input into the playground upgrade at the park.

The new and more welcoming and accessible recreational space is a direct result of community input.

The provision of shade was very important to the community. Fourteen new trees were planted for future shade and another grant has been submitted for the installation of additional shade structure. The result of the grant application is expected in November 2020.

The park upgrade was part of the NSW Government’s initiative to improve the wellbeing of local communities. The Council was voted by the Tweed community to receive the $107,000 grant, funded through the My Community Project, to provide a new Kids Outdoor Gym in Jack Chard Park.

View the project stages.


4. Upgrade Fingal Foreshore Park, Marine Parade, Fingal Head

Consultation has closed.

We compiled your ideas and visions for Fingal Foreshore Park. The project has progressed in terms of extensive community engagement and the development of a detailed concept plan. Due to the need for a cultural heritage assessment, the project timeline will be impacted, including the scheduled project completion date.

The delay to the project is unavoidable as it is imperative that Council exercises due diligence in the context of protecting Aboriginal cultural heritage and operations in accordance with statutory approvals and applicable legislation.

Information will be posted here when it becomes available.

View the project page.


5. Installation of Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Consultation has closed.

Council has installed new outdoor fitness equipment in Murwillumbah, Pottsville, Tweed Heads South and Banora Point. Outdoor fitness equipment will also be installed at Recreation Ground in April 2020.

We regret to inform you that the ‘Come and Try’ Session schedule for this Wednesday 25 March from 9.30am-10.30am at Arkinstall Park, Tweed Heads South and the up and coming sessions in Banora Point have been cancelled until further notice to protect the safety of our community members and staff.

View the project page.


Projects completed in 2019

  • Open Space Strategy

Council has now completed the park upgrades to include:

  • Bushranger Road Park, Terranora
  • Outdoor Fitness Equipment in Knox Park, Murwillumbah and Phillip Street Reserve
  • Eunga Street Park, Tweed Heads South
  • Cudgen Foreshore Park, Kingscliff
  • Arbor Place Park at Bray Park, Murwillumbah



We are improving the quality of our parks and open spaces within the Tweed Shire

Current Projects 2019/2020


1. Park upgrade and new playspace for Clarrie Englert Park, Tweed Heads West

Clarrie Englert Park located on Gollan Drive in Tweed Heads West will soon receive a significant upgrade thanks to a grant from the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play Grant Program.

Council will match the funding and partner with the local community to create a recreational space that is more welcoming and inclusive for everyone.

We are anticipating the park improvements may include the addition of inclusive play equipment, seating, picnic facilities, a drinking fountain, connecting pathways, landscaping and tree planting for more nature shade.

The community survey closed on Friday 31 July 2020. Thank you to the residents who provided comment. Council is currently reviewing your feedback, which will inform a concept design for the park.

At the end of 2020, subject to Council policy and COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, we may host a ‘pop up’ family event in the park to discuss your ideas, designs for the park and the choice of play equipment. Stay tuned for more information.


2. Inclusive park and playspace for Banora Point Community Centre Park, Banora Point

Banora Point Community Centre Park located on Leisure Drive, Banora Point will soon receive a significant upgrade thanks to a grant from the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play Grant Program.

Council will match the funding and partnered with the local community to create a recreational space that is more welcoming and inclusive for everyone.

We are anticipating the park improvements may include the addition of inclusive play equipment, seating, a built shade structure, picnic facilities, tree planting for natural shade and connecting pathways. The new playspace will complement the new outdoor fitness equipment that was installed in April 2020.

The community survey closed on Friday 31 July 2020. Thank you to the residents who provided comment. Council is currently reviewing your feedback, which will inform a concept design for the park.

At the end of 2020, subject to Council policy and COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, we may host a ‘pop up’ family event in the park to discuss your ideas, designs for the park and the choice of play equipment. Stay tuned for more information.


3. My Community Project – Kids Outdoor Gym in Jack Chard Park, Tweed Heads

Community park now open.

The newly upgraded Jack Chard Park in Tweed Heads is now open and is well used and enjoyed by residents, visitors from neighbouring suburbs and St Joseph’s Primary School students and staff.

Thank you to the local communities in providing input into the playground upgrade at the park.

The new and more welcoming and accessible recreational space is a direct result of community input.

The provision of shade was very important to the community. Fourteen new trees were planted for future shade and another grant has been submitted for the installation of additional shade structure. The result of the grant application is expected in November 2020.

The park upgrade was part of the NSW Government’s initiative to improve the wellbeing of local communities. The Council was voted by the Tweed community to receive the $107,000 grant, funded through the My Community Project, to provide a new Kids Outdoor Gym in Jack Chard Park.

View the project stages.


4. Upgrade Fingal Foreshore Park, Marine Parade, Fingal Head

Consultation has closed.

We compiled your ideas and visions for Fingal Foreshore Park. The project has progressed in terms of extensive community engagement and the development of a detailed concept plan. Due to the need for a cultural heritage assessment, the project timeline will be impacted, including the scheduled project completion date.

The delay to the project is unavoidable as it is imperative that Council exercises due diligence in the context of protecting Aboriginal cultural heritage and operations in accordance with statutory approvals and applicable legislation.

Information will be posted here when it becomes available.

View the project page.


5. Installation of Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Consultation has closed.

Council has installed new outdoor fitness equipment in Murwillumbah, Pottsville, Tweed Heads South and Banora Point. Outdoor fitness equipment will also be installed at Recreation Ground in April 2020.

We regret to inform you that the ‘Come and Try’ Session schedule for this Wednesday 25 March from 9.30am-10.30am at Arkinstall Park, Tweed Heads South and the up and coming sessions in Banora Point have been cancelled until further notice to protect the safety of our community members and staff.

View the project page.


Projects completed in 2019

  • Open Space Strategy

Council has now completed the park upgrades to include:

  • Bushranger Road Park, Terranora
  • Outdoor Fitness Equipment in Knox Park, Murwillumbah and Phillip Street Reserve
  • Eunga Street Park, Tweed Heads South
  • Cudgen Foreshore Park, Kingscliff
  • Arbor Place Park at Bray Park, Murwillumbah


  • My Community Projects - Stage 1 Open

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    15 Nov 2019
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    Council has received a $106,000 grant through the NSW Government’s My Community Project program to upgrade Jack Chard Park on Enid Street, Tweed Heads. Council will partner with the local community and St Joseph’s Primary School to create a recreational space that is more welcoming and inclusive for everyone.

    The design of the new park and playspace will be determined by the outcome of community engagement activities. To have your say click here to complete the community survey. The survey will close on Friday 13 December, 2019.

    Council will also work in collaboration with Class 5 students from St Joseph’s Primary School. The students will become Junior Park Planners for a week to interview their peers to determine what they would like to see in the park.

    We will then review the feedback and host a Family Fun Day in the park in February 2020 to share your specific design ideas for the park, including the choice of play equipment. Watch this space for more information.

    For more information visit Service NSW
  • Fingal Foreshore Park - Consultation Stage 2 - open

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    14 Jun 2019
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    You’re invited

    Family Fun Day in the Park

    When: Saturday 14 September 10am – 12pm
    Where: Fingal Foreshore Park (Marine Parade, Fingal Head)

    • Free BBQ
    • Kids’ activities
    • Have your say

    We invite you to join us for a fun morning to chat with Council staff about your ideas and designs for the park, including the choice of play equipment.

    For catering purposes please RSVP by Wednesday 11 September.

    Click here to RSVP via eventbrite.

    Or phone our friendly customer contact team on (02) 6670 2400 or 1300 292 872. Everyone is welcome.


  • Installation of Outdoor Exercise Equipment - reviewing feedback

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    10 Jul 2019
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    Council will install new outdoor fitness equipment in five parks across the Tweed Shire between November 2019 and April 2020.

    To view the draft concept plans visit www.yoursaytweed.com.au/outdoor-exercise-equipment


  • My Community Projects - Closed

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    08 Jul 2019
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    Voting has closed. Successful projects will be announced in September 2019.

    My Community Project(External link) is a NSW Government program that provides funding for community projects, which are decided using a public vote. Projects that receive the most community support will receive funding.

    Up to $260,000 is available for each state electorate. My Community Project is made possible by the NSW Generations Fund. Local communities were asked to help decide which projects get funded in your electorate.

    In April and May 2019, people submitted great ideas to benefit local communities.

    In July and August 2019, tens of thousands of community members voted for their favourite local projects. Browse these projects(external link). https://mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au/projects

    In September 2019, the NSW Government will announce the successful projects for each electorate.

    Tweed Shire Council sponsored projects included:

    In the Tweed electorate, Council sponsored

      • New Kids Outdoor Gym and Park for Everyone, Tweed Heads: Valued at $74, 998

    In the Lismore electorate, Council sponsored

      • Tyalgum Village; New Toilets Provide Better Access For All: Valued at $143,000
      • New Fenced Off Leash Dog Friendly Park in Murwillumbah Valued at $100,000


  • Eunga Street Cudgen Foreshore Park - playground upgrades completed.

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    11 Jun 2019
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    Thank you to the local communities in providing your input into the playground upgrades for Eunga Street Park and Cudgen Foreshore Park, Kingscliff.

    To view the consultation stages of the project and concept designs click here.

    The features of the new park designs are the direct result of community input. The local community shared their ideas on what features they would like to see in the park as part to create recreational spaces that are more welcoming and accessible to local residents.

    These park upgrades have been made possible by a $100,000 grant from the Department of Family and Community Services to revitalise park and play spaces which are adjacent to social housing.