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Outlook reopens to the community

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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