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Tweed flags taxi stand upgrades

Tweed Shire Council is seeking community feedback on a proposed design to upgrade three public transport shelters on Wharf Street, Tweed Heads to enhance safety, appearance and accessibility in the CBD precinct.

The upgrade works include the bus shelter on the corner of Wharf and Bay streets and the two shelters in front of Tweed Mall on Wharf Street, one serving buses and the other serving taxis.

The upgrades will be funded by the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. A condition of the funding requires community input into the proposed works.

Council Manager Roads and Stormwater, Danny Rose said the project follows community requests to upgrade the shelters, which were built in the 1990s as part of the precinct’s streetscaping but are now approaching the end of their functional lives.

He said the upgraded shelters would provide a safer and more comfortable experience for commuters, promoting greater usage of public transport services in the Tweed.

Tweed Shire public transport shelter in Griffith Street.

“In determining potential shelter designs, Council undertook an evaluation process where we considered factors such as user safety, aesthetics and long-term maintenance costs,” said Mr Rose.

“The proposed design is a high-quality, prefabricated structure that is easy to maintain. This would resemble the shelters on Griffith Street in Coolangatta, provided by the City of Gold Coast, and would ensure a consistent facility design each side of the border.

“Council encourages any residents or visitors who use the shelters on Wharf Street to make comment on the draft design plans via our Your Say Tweed website. Residents and commuters have until Sunday 1 October 2023 to share their thoughts.”

Key features of the upgraded shelters include:

  • upgraded lighting to improve safety
  • mesh backing to provide protection from the weather and allow for clear visibility
  • enhanced accessibility and appearance
  • reduced ongoing maintenance costs.

For more information and to view or provide comment on this project, visit yoursaytweed.com.au/tweed-heads-bus-and-taxi-shelters

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