Council facilities to close as Tweed enters lockdown

Tweed Shire Council

Council will temporarily close a number of its facilities and services from tomorrow in keeping with the NSW Government’s latest COVID-19 restrictions for the Tweed local government area (LGA).

Stay-at-home orders were introduced for the Tweed and Byron LGAs from 5pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk. These stay-at-home orders also apply to anyone who has been in the Tweed or Byron LGAs since 18 September.

As a result, Council will shut its customer-facing facilities including:

  • Customer Service Counters at Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads
  • Tweed Regional Aquatic Centres
  • Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
  • Tweed Regional Museum
  • Library branches at Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads and Kingscliff
  • Starting Block Café at TRAC Murwillumbah only open for takeaway meals and beverages
  • Tweed Holiday Parks, with some exceptions, including for permanent residents, overnight travellers, persons working in the local area, persons who have no other place of permanent residence.
  • Tweed JUNKtion Tip Shop (remains closed)
  • Visitor Information Centres
  • Council events
  • Council-approved community markets, including at Kingscliff, SALT Village, Pottsville, Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads (unless approval to modify is sought and granted).

Essential services including water and kerbside waste collection services will operate as normal. Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre (the tip) is open to people permitted under the Public Health Order to use it. Visitors must observe COVID Safe practices such as masks and QR check in.

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