The Tweed region has new and improved places to play and swim thanks to more than $1.5 million in funding from the NSW Government.

Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts joined Member for Tweed Geoff Provest today to officially open two new inclusive playspaces catering for people of all abilities.

Mr Roberts said both Fingal Foreshore Park and Livvi’s Place at Goorimahbah received a combined $800,000 from the NSW Government’s successful Everyone Can Play program.

“I am thrilled we were able to provide more than $107,000 for the upgrade of Fingal Foreshore Park, with a further $700,000 provided for Livvi’s Place in Jack Evans Boat Harbour,” Mr Roberts said.

“Whether upgrading existing playspaces or building new ones from scratch, it’s wonderful to see our $20 million Everyone Can Play program continuing to deliver more accessible and inclusive places to play across NSW.”

Mr Provest said the new playspaces were great examples of both state and local government’s working together to create better public open spaces.

“From slides and swings to seating and shade, these playspaces have been carefully designed to make it easier for everyone to enjoy – no matter their age, ability or challenges,” Mr Provest said.

“I am also delighted to see another $748,000 of state government funding provided to Tweed Shire Council to further transform Jack Evans Boat Harbour into a more accessible and relaxing place for locals and visitors to swim.”

The funding is being delivered through the NSW Government’s Places to Swim program, which will go towards improved accessibility and amenities at Jack Evans Boat Harbour.

Construction is anticipated to begin later this year on a graded ramp, rails and steps to make it easier for people to access the water, as well as new shade and seating.