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





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Tom Beatson Outlook and Razorback have strong historial connections for many people in the Tweed. A quiet retreat in the Tweed Heads district, the Outlook offers panoramic views of the region.

We're inviting your feedback on Tom Beatson Outlook and what it means to you. Is it an important asset in the Tweed?

You might want to share your memories, stories and ideas about Tom Beatson Outlook and Razorback? Or simply tell us why you like to visit and when you go there. Is it part of your morning walks or somewhere you like to spend time on weekends?



 

Thank you for taking the time to share your memories, stories and ideas about Tom Beatson Outlook?

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    A very personal story: remembering David Smith

    by ROBERT SMITH, over 5 years ago

    My son David Smith was a well known Kingscliff runner and swimmer he died 14th June 2007 after a car crash. When he was still at school he used to train regularly at the Recreation Street park as part of a running squad.

    While he trained I would run and/or cycle on my "three peaks course" Razorback, Greenmount and Point Danger sometimes adding Kirra Hill as well until it was time to drive him home.

    So that beautiful view from Razorback is always linked to memories of David.

    Closing it off to the public robs me of the chance of... Continue reading

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    Razorback Outlook Assignment

    by alex dowd, over 5 years ago

    Hello members of the Tweed Community,

    My name is Alex Dowd, and I am currently a Year 11 geography student at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School, Terranora. As part of our Preliminary Course, our current assignment is a "Student Geography Project" (SGP), in which we are to conduct research into any issue of our choice concerning the local community.As a new member to the Tweed Community, having recently moved from Sydney, I was still familiarising myself with the local area, and began reading through local newspapers in articles to look into any concerns that may be affecting the community. This is... Continue reading

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    Memorial to an inspiring life

    almost 6 years ago

    Here is some feedback submitted by Alan Fairfull

    This park must not be closed, it is so important to remain open, not just for myself but my entire family. My sister, Wendy, lost her long battle with cancer and her dying wishes were for her ashes to be scattered around the large fig tree at the end of the park.

    Wendy had a huge love of travel and on the numerous times we all visited the park towards her final days, she would remark on the view from the park being able to see the things she loved, the ocean... Continue reading

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    A unique and special place.

    by maggie53, almost 6 years ago

    We only found out about Razorback lookout 2 years ago. We were absolutely thrilled with the views which are incredible and the unique ambience up there. We have been visiting it ever since and have taken many visitors there. They have all been amazed that we have this wonderful place to visit. We think that it would be a real loss to the community if it is not reopened and this very special place needs to be appreciated for generations to come.

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    SAVE OUR RAZORBACK LOOKOUT

    by tim payne, almost 6 years ago

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    A WONDERFUL SPOT FOR A WEDDING.

    by goodrockinbaby, almost 6 years ago

    Razorback lookout and park has long been a fantastic area enjoyed by locals and the lucky tourist who find out about it.

    We were lucky enough to move to Coolangatta in 1980's and our children grew up in this wonderful area. Razorback was often visited and it had a particular romantic attachment for our daughter and her partner who when they decided to marry chose this park for their wedding. It was a wonderful day with magical views and beautiful parkland.

    Perhaps if the council was wanting to allay costs they might consider construction a wedding bower or small chapel... Continue reading

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    Tweeds Treasure

    by lisa4, almost 6 years ago

    From the age of 3, I remember walking up the big hill at Razorback with my family. As a local resident for nearly 4o years it was always an adventure to go up to Razorback - the highest point in Tweed with amazing views!! Back then there was a nature walk full of wonder and wildlife!! As a teenager I would go up to the top with my friends and have picnics. And when my children were born I took them up there to appreciate the beautiful views of Tweed and to watch the planes take off from Coolangatta Airport... Continue reading

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    Don't Deny Access to our Local Treasure

    by mmarti20, almost 6 years ago

    Having walked up to the lookout for 40 years, first with my parents and now with visiting friends, relatives and my own children, each and every time we are in awe of the beautiful area we live in, a gift given by the different vantage points this lookout offers.

    Many afternoons have been spent in the shade of the big old rubber fig tree listening to the birds. The walk around the gardens are calming and give a sense of contentment and respite from an Industrialised world.

    Not only is this magnificent lookout a treasure and an asset for the... Continue reading

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    Years of memories at Razorback

    by bringbackrazorback, almost 6 years ago

    I come from a local family, 3 generations deep living in this town. Razorback has always held a big part in our lives. Our family has always regularly visited this place, and had picnics up the top whilst overlooking what can be argued as the best view on the Tweed/Gold Coast. It is disgusting that the council has closed this place and ceased to upkeep it.

    It is a shame that the meeting that got scheduled about this closure was at a time when most people cannot attend. Middle of the day when people are at work. At least if... Continue reading

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    MY LIFETIME OF RAZORBACK EXPERIENCES

    by Christine Periott, almost 6 years ago

    I was 7 years old when I first had the pleasure of visiting this lookout when my family was on holiday from Sydney. When I was 11 we moved to the Tweed permanently and Razorback was regularly visited.

    It is the first place I choose to take all Australian and overseas visitors on the Tweed and I have taken many, many visitors there.

    I am a former competitive marathon runner, holding 5 Queensland Championship titles and also Australian gold, silver and bronze medals. I was sent to Japan on two occasions to compete and have taken many Japanese visitors to... Continue reading

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