Tom Beatson Outlook (Razorback)

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What are your memories of Tom Beaston Outlook - commonly known as Razorback - and what does it mean to you?

The Outlook and walkway were last month closed to the public in the interest of public safety and will remain closed until further notice.

Tweed residents are being invited to share what Razorback means to them, as Council undertakes investigations into public safety measures at Tom Beatson Outlook.

Visit the Razorback story board to share how often you would visit Razorback, why do you like to visit and when do you go there? Is it part of you morning

What are your memories of Tom Beaston Outlook - commonly known as Razorback - and what does it mean to you?

The Outlook and walkway were last month closed to the public in the interest of public safety and will remain closed until further notice.

Tweed residents are being invited to share what Razorback means to them, as Council undertakes investigations into public safety measures at Tom Beatson Outlook.

Visit the Razorback story board to share how often you would visit Razorback, why do you like to visit and when do you go there? Is it part of you morning walks or somewhere you like to spend time on weekends?

Council acknowledges the site has great cultural significance to the local Aboriginal community and historical connections for many in the Tweed and southern Gold Coast community. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by the closure.

For further information about the closure, visit www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/ParksAndGardens





Consultation has concluded
  • Community breakfast to celebrate reopening

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    over 4 years ago

    A free community breakfast will be held at Tom Beatson Outlook this Friday at 7.30am (NSW time), to celebrate the popular Tweed Heads park’s reopening following its upgrade late last year.

    “While people have been enjoying renewed access to the outlook during the holiday period, we wanted to have a community celebration because of Razorback’s importance to so many people,” Council’s Director Community and Natural Resources, Tracey Stinson, said.

    “Community consultation during the outlook’s closure showed how many people regularly visit Razorback for recreation, to show visitors to the area or for major milestones in their lives.

    “A special breakfast seemed the best option for the celebration because the outlook is a popular destination for a lot of people on their morning walks.

    “We’re also inviting people who have never been to Tom Beatson Outlook to come along and see why Razorback means so much to so many people,” she said.

    “Importantly, Friday’s celebration will recognise and explain Razorback’s great significance to the local Aboriginal community, which knows the location as ‘Joongurrabah’.”

    Joongurrabah is listed as a place of cultural significance in the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act.

    Ms Stinson said Council was highly conscious of the lookout’s importance to many members of the community and found a safe and cost-effective option to reopen the walkway as soon as possible.


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  • Outlook reopens to the community

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    over 4 years ago

    Tom Beatson Outlook at Tweed Heads has reopened to the public, following construction of new safety railing along the walkway.

    The outlook, commonly known as Razorback, had been closed since April because of safety concerns about the existing railing.

    Community consultation revealed high demand for public access to be restored and Council designed a cost-effective option to replace the railing, utilising the existing concrete path.

    Job Active trainees from TURSA, working with Council Parks and Gardens staff, have mowed the park and repainted the benches and shelters in preparation for the reopening.

    Director Community and Natural Resources Tracey Stinson said Council was highly conscious of the lookout’s importance to many members of the community and found a safe and cost-effective option to reopen the walkway as soon as possible.

    “Razorback means a great deal to a lot of Tweed residents, either because of a landmark moment in their lives or simply as a destination for walks or to take visitors to the area,” Ms Stinson said.

    “That was evident by the number of residents who attended an information stall we held at Razorback soon after the walkway was closed.

    “The outlook also offers one of the most spectacular 360-degree views of our stunning district.”


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  • History of Razorback

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    about 5 years ago

    Find out more about the history of Razorback, including the former Swiss Chalet, by visiting the video library and document library on this page.

    Video and printed histories of Razorback, provided by the Tweed Heads Historical Society, have now been uploaded, after many visitors to this month's community information stall expressed a desire to learn more about this landmark.

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  • Excellent feedback at information stall

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    about 5 years ago


    Dozens of people attended the community information stall at Razorback on Monday 11 May.

    Many of the visitors provided wonderful feedback and stories about their experiences and memories at Tom Beatson Outlook and Razorback.

    Visit the Stories section to see the stories and comments submitted online so far, or to provide your own feedback.

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  • Information stall

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    over 5 years ago

    Council will hold a community information stall at the carpark at the top of Razorback Road on Monday 11 May at noon to 2pm, to enable residents to provide feedback and obtain further information about the Tom Beatson Outlook and its closure.