Member for Tweed Geoff Provest today announced more than $360,000 in funding for a range of local improvement projects for Crown land reserves and community facilities in the region.

Mr Provest said the funding is being provided by the NSW Government under its Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.

“It’s fantastic to report that $369,939 has been secured for regional projects this year under the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund to maintain and upgrade local reserves as well as facilities located on them,” Mr Provest said.

“This funding will see infrastructure upgrades to local reserves as well as maintenance of reserves through noxious weed and pest control.”

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the NSW Government is providing $51.7 million from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund this year to support 705 maintenance and upgrade projects on Crown reserves across the State.

“This year’s fund has received a $40 million boost to support communities that have been impacted by bushfires and COVID-19, to fund infrastructure improvements and support jobs for local trades and materials suppliers,” Mrs Pavey said.

“Protecting and enhancing Crown land reserves is essential for the well-being of communities and our environment, and to support recreation, tourism, business, and local economies.”

Local projects being funded include:

  • $138,790 to replace sections of a timber boardwalk and cycleway at Jack Evans Boat Harbour Reserve with low maintenance composite materials and paving, and design changes to increase accessibility and amenity and provide more seating and shade areas.
  • $118,570 for structural repairs and improved accessibility to the Pottsville Environment Park building, including upgrades to the kitchen and bathrooms, new floor coverings and replacement of the sewer system, and to construct a 250m concrete path on bush walking tracks and a disabled car space to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.
  • $50,429 towards the renewal of infrastructure including materials and site works at Norries Headland and associated viewing platforms.
  • $33,000 to control noxious weeds in the Tweed Coast Reserve between Fingal Head and Pottsville on the Tweed Coast.
  • $29,150 to control pest species including wild dogs, foxes, feral cats and rabbits within the Tweed Coast Regional Crown Reserve.
  • $390,094 has also been allocated to replace the toilet block at the Murwillumbah Showground