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Woman dies following multi-car crash south of Murwillumbah

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Woman dies following multi-car crash south of Murwillumbah

A woman has died following a multi-vehicle crash in the state’s far north yesterday.

About 4.30pm (Monday 21 March 2022), a Mazda 2 travelling northbound on the Tweed Valley Way at Stokers Siding collided with an Isuzu truck in a southbound turning lane headed towards Stokers Road.

A third vehicle – a Toyota Corolla – was also impacted in the crash.

The 80-year-old female passenger of the Mazda died at the scene. The driver, an 83-year-old man, was trapped for a short time before being freed by emergency services; he was airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.

The 32-year-old male driver of the Isuzu and the 60-year-old female driver of the Toyota were both taken to Tweed Heads Hospital for observation and treatment for minor injuries.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District established a crime scene, which was examined and processed by the Far North Coast Crash Investigation Unit.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash has commenced.

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2024 Murwillumbah Arts Trail Date Announcement

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2024 Murwillumbah Arts Trail Date Announcement

 

The artistic flair and talent of the Tweed and surrounds will be on display and awaiting to be discovered through the Murwillumbah Arts Trail on the weekend of 11 – 12 May 2024.

Weaving in and around Murwillumbah, the creative heart of the Tweed, and into the surrounding villages, the Murwillumbah Arts Trail showcases artists from across the region, offering the community a chance to see them at work, participate in art activities and purchase unique works directly from the artists.

Enjoy a drive through some of the most picturesque countryside in Australia from coast to hinterland villages, discovering back roads and hidden treasures in the hills like the historic church in Uki to the Community Printmakers in Stokers Siding. Explore the streets and laneways of the Murwillumbah town centre and pop into the Small Works Gallery.

The Northern Rivers Rail Trail will be involved with an outdoor sculpture exhibition at the Murwillumbah station – celebrating contemporary works by sculpture artists from the region. The exhibition, set against the backdrop of the historic Murwillumbah station, will feature a diverse range of sculptures that highlight the beauty and diversity of the Northern Rivers region.

A collection of artists will be exhibiting at the stunning The Belle Riverhouse and Husk Farm Distillery right on the banks of the mighty Tweed River. The artists, who come from diverse backgrounds and artistic disciplines, will showcase a range of works that reflect the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of the Tweed region.

Murwillumbah CBD will come alive on Saturday night. The M|ArtsPrecinct will be hosting a colourful soiree, while The Citadel will echo with the powerful words of Slam Poetry. Explore the award-winning restaurants and indulge in great food while enjoying live music as creative communities of the Tweed come together.

Uncover the hidden gems of the region! Meet talented artists, immerse yourself in creative workshops, and explore the charming villages nestled in the valleys around Wollumbin Mount Warning. Discover exhibitions in historic buildings and browse through a myriad of boutiques and cafes along the way. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the rich culture and creativity that the region has to offer!

For the full program and trail map, visit here.

 

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Tenterfield, Murwillumbah TAFE share over $300,000 in upgrades

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Tenterfield, Murwillumbah TAFE share over $300,000 in upgrades

 

LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin has welcomed a NSW Government investment of over $300,000 in improving technology and infrastructure at Tenterfield and Murwillumbah TAFE NSW campuses.

Ms Saffin said the investment is part of a $300-million state-wide program delivering upgraded facilities and equipment to more than 120 TAFE NSW campuses across the state this financial year.

The funding includes:

  • TAFE NSW Tenterfield: $150,000 for improved network connectivity and Wi-Fi upgrades; $60,000 for replacement of 26 digital devices; and $14,000 for signage and general maintenance.
  • TAFE NSW Murwillumbah: $40,000 for 15 new digital devices; $70,000 for asset renewal, including lift replacement and building upgrades.

The funding is part of the NSW Government’s record $2.131-billion investment in TAFE NSW through the 2023-24 state budget.

Ms Saffin said:

“TAFE creates great vocational and life opportunities for students across all ages.

“I often say to students TAFE can and does change lives,” Ms Saffin said.

“I love TAFE and it is important that it remains the primary provider for the delivery of VET in our local area and indeed state-wide.”

Minister for Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education, Steve Whan said:

“Students and teachers need to have functional classrooms and access to industry-standard equipment.

“Stories of neglected classrooms, poor Wi-Fi connectivity, and out-of-date teaching equipment shine a spotlight on the decade of neglect by the previous Liberal-National Government. The NSW Labor Government is doing something about it.

“This continued investment in TAFE NSW facilities will expand learning opportunities in local communities, improve educational outcomes, and support the state’s critical skills needs.”

 

For more Tenterfield news, click here. For more Murwillumbah News, click here.

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Progress Update: Repairs to Multi-Level Carpark Nearing Completion

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Progress Update: Repairs to Multi-Level Carpark Nearing Completion

 

The multi-level carpark Murwillumbah adjacent to the Council offices has remained closed since December 2023 due to a vehicle fire that inflicted substantial damage to its structure. Although the bottom level of the carpark resumed operations in February, offering some relief to local businesses and the community, the remainder of the facility remains shuttered as ongoing cleaning, interim repairs, and assessments persist.

Recently, Council received a comprehensive report from structural consultants detailing the extent of the damage. However, further input from the original builders of the carpark and additional testing by materials engineering specialists are imperative before advancing to the next phase. Moreover, approval from Council’s insurance provider is necessary before any repair work can commence.

Anticipated to take two to three months, additional testing and approvals are underway, with repairs slated to commence promptly thereafter. While the bottom level of the carpark will remain operational, the potential for another closure during the construction phase remains uncertain.

Although cost estimates have yet to be finalised, they are expected to be substantial. In the meantime, alternative public car parking options are available at Knox Park and the carpark outside Sunnyside Mall, along with the two public car parks situated between Proudfoots Lane and Wollumbin Street.

Council empathises with the challenges and inconvenience stemming from limited access to the carpark and extends gratitude for the community’s patience and understanding during the investigative and repair processes. Further updates will be disseminated as soon as possible.

To stay informed about the latest announcements concerning the multi-level carpark in Murwillumbah, individuals can follow Council on social media or monitor Council’s weekly newspaper Tweed Link for ongoing updates.

 

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