Kingscliff Foreshore NSW, Australia (2018)

This $22-million foreshore revitalisation is designed to create a link between the beach, the new central park and the CBD for the highly engaged local Kingscliff community.

The project conducted community consultation at several key points, to make a place that locals can truly call their own.

“Everyone who has worked on this project has done an outstanding job and I know the community is excited to take ownership of their new park,” said Mayor of Tweed Shire, Councillor Katie Milne.

The new central foreshore park, Rowan Robinson Park, is named in honour of a former local Surf Life Saver who lost his life serving in Afghanistan.

The name was put forward by a number of people in the community in response to a callout for ideas to change the name from Central Park. The Facebook feed around the name change received 265 comments.

Another popular suggestion, Dreamtime Park, was rejected by the Aboriginal Advisory Committee as it was not a traditional name, however a commitment has been made to acknowledge the local Goodjinburra Clan in some way.

Part of the new Kingscliff Foreshore under construction.

The community was invited to describe what they love about Kingscliff, with four quotes to appear on engraved pavers in Rowan Robinson Park.

“Kingscliff Central Park will be a social hub for the village and the carved pavers will be another way to add some community heart and soul to the space,” Project Manager Stewart Brawley said.

“We’ve asked people to contribute what Kingscliff means to them, those sort of quotes are going to go in pavers around the seated areas. They’re little things to try to break it up and bring a bit of ownership into the site.”

Almost 400 voters picked the following from a shortlist of 14 from Yolan Barker, Annette VanZetten, Ashley Raso and Renee Shaw.

  • Get your Vitamin Sea here.
  • Stay a while, leave with a smile.
  • Salty toes and sand in my clothes – I know I’m home – in Kingscliff.
  • From beach to creek and village too, Kingscliff aims to welcome you.

A mosaic wall was decorated with tiles created by Kingscliff Primary School, and Murwillumbah artist Tony Lawrence painted a mural on the table tennis table.

The Kingscliff Community Hall has also been refurbished to be a more functional part of the park for events.

As part of Local Government Week, Project Manger Stewart Brawley ran three booked-out behind-the scenes tours during construction, to familiarise the community with their new space.

Street Furniture Australia is proud to have contributed to this fantastic community project with moveable Forum Seats, Sun Lounges for basking, Cafe Tables, Park Seats and family-friendly Park Settings, as well as Semi Hoop Bicycle Parking. At least six of the Park Settings are wheelchair accessible.

Bespoke seats were also commissioned by Tweed Shire Council, some freestanding, some mounted on concrete plinths and on steps, to sit back and watch the ocean.

Kingscliff social

This $22-million foreshore revitalisation is designed to create a link between the beach, the new central park and the CBD for the highly engaged local Kingscliff community.

The project conducted community consultation at several key points, to make a place that locals can truly call their own.

“Everyone who has worked on this project has done an outstanding job and I know the community is excited to take ownership of their new park,” said Mayor of Tweed Shire, Councillor Katie Milne.

The new central foreshore park, Rowan Robinson Park, is named in honour of a former local Surf Life Saver who lost his life serving in Afghanistan.

The name was put forward by a number of people in the community in response to a callout for ideas to change the name from Central Park. The Facebook feed around the name change received 265 comments.

Another popular suggestion, Dreamtime Park, was rejected by the Aboriginal Advisory Committee as it was not a traditional name, however a commitment has been made to acknowledge the local Goodjinburra Clan in some way.

Part of the new Kingscliff Foreshore under construction.

The community was invited to describe what they love about Kingscliff, with four quotes to appear on engraved pavers in Rowan Robinson Park.

“Kingscliff Central Park will be a social hub for the village and the carved pavers will be another way to add some community heart and soul to the space,” Project Manager Stewart Brawley said.

“We’ve asked people to contribute what Kingscliff means to them, those sort of quotes are going to go in pavers around the seated areas. They’re little things to try to break it up and bring a bit of ownership into the site.”

Almost 400 voters picked the following from a shortlist of 14 from Yolan Barker, Annette VanZetten, Ashley Raso and Renee Shaw.

  • Get your Vitamin Sea here.
  • Stay a while, leave with a smile.
  • Salty toes and sand in my clothes – I know I’m home – in Kingscliff.
  • From beach to creek and village too, Kingscliff aims to welcome you.

A mosaic wall was decorated with tiles created by Kingscliff Primary School, and Murwillumbah artist Tony Lawrence painted a mural on the table tennis table.

The Kingscliff Community Hall has also been refurbished to be a more functional part of the park for events.

As part of Local Government Week, Project Manger Stewart Brawley ran three booked-out behind-the scenes tours during construction, to familiarise the community with their new space.

Street Furniture Australia is proud to have contributed to this fantastic community project with moveable Forum Seats, Sun Lounges for basking, Cafe Tables, Park Seats and family-friendly Park Settings, as well as Semi Hoop Bicycle Parking. At least six of the Park Settings are wheelchair accessible.

Bespoke seats were also commissioned by Tweed Shire Council, some freestanding, some mounted on concrete plinths and on steps, to sit back and watch the ocean.

Kingscliff social

location

Marine Parade, Kingscliff NSW 2487

client

Custodian: Tweed Heads Shire Council
Contractor: Boyds Bay Landscaping

project highlights

“Kingscliff Central Park will be a social hub for the village” – Stewart Brawley, Project Manager.

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