What to do during Local Government Week – L’Écho

A bird’s eye view of Kingscliff Wastewater Treatment Plant. Residents are invited to tour the facility on August 2 as part of Local Government Week activities.

Next week is Local Government Week in Australia and Tweed Council want to spread the message: “We are part of your everyday life”.

Local Government Week runs from August 1-7 and many councils have planned a range of events.

In the Tweed there are free tours to showcase some of the 50+ services offered by the Council, including some you may not be aware of.

mayor of Tweed Shire Chris Cherry said Local Government Week offered a chance to learn about Council operations beyond roads, tariffs and rubbish. “We invite community members to participate and see the important and far-reaching role councils play as community hubs, by joining you in making the Tweed better tomorrow than it is today.

Residents are invited to join a tour of the Tweed Laboratory Center in Tweed Heads South on Thursday August 4 as part of Local Government Week activities. The laboratory offers a wide range of chemical and biological tests for soil and water and is at the forefront of algae testing and research in the region.

Diversity of services

“Local Government Week celebrates the range and diversity of services that councils provide to the community: everything from galleries and museums, recycling, sustainability and the environment, water and sanitation services to building and developing and registering pets – the list goes on.

Cr Cherry says the Council would love to see you at one of the tours of our Council facilities next week or at the many other Local Government Week activities we have planned. »

The week begins with a tree planting event in Dum Dum on Sunday July 31 to coincide with National Tree Day.

Then take a peek inside the Council’s facilities by booking to take part in a range of free and fascinating tours on offer, including:

  • Kingscliff Wastewater Treatment PlantChinderah – Tuesday August 2, 9am-10am.
  • Clarie Hall DamUki – Wednesday August 3, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Material recovery facilityChinderah – Wednesday, August 3, 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
  • Tweed laboratory center, Tweed Cap sur le Sud, Thursday August 4, from 9 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. or from 11 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
  • Tweed Regional galleryMurwillumbah – Wednesday August 3, Friday August 5 and Sunday August 7, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Reservations are required for most of these tours.

If you want to save energy and money at the same time, go to a Energy saving houses – simple tips to save money session with Accredited Home Energy Advisor Seb Crangle in Banora Point (Wednesday Aug 3 9:30am – 10:30am) or Pottsville (Friday Aug 5 1pm – 2pm). Reservations required.

Or arrange a one-on-one phone session with Elizabeth Siedl, Council Water Engineer, to expert advice on how to save water and money based on your home’s past water usage. No reservations are required – just call 02 6670 2400 between 9am and 4pm Monday 1st August to Friday 5th August.

You can also join us at the planning committee and council meeting in the council chamber in Murwillumbah or virtually on Thursday, August 4 at 3:30 p.m. and see the decision-making process in action to better understand the wide range of issues that the counselors deal with as part of their roles.

Anyone feeling unwell is asked to stay home and not attend Local Government Week events.