The Tweed will recover from the coronavirus disaster better and stronger and the Nationals in NSW Government are asking locals to have their say on a new way of transforming local streets into shared public spaces, according to Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest.

“We are investing $15 million state-wide into a Streets as Shared Spaces fund that could help Tweed Shire Council increase public space and allow for easier social distancing during the virus and beyond,” Mr Provest said..

“The Tweed is noted for its progressive and creative thinking, so I want to hear ideas that will make our towns more walkable and enjoyable – whether it is widening footpaths or closing certain streets to cars on weekends.”

Tweed Shire Council will be able to apply for grants of up to $100,000 for short-term, quick response projects, such as widening footpaths and temporary cycle lanes, and up to $1 million for longer-term projects, such as changes to road alignments and widths and trialling lower speed limits.

Councils can apply for Streets as Shared Spaces grants until 30 June 2020.

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