Tapping into Murwillumbah's Arts and Heritage Potential04.04.2018
A strategic project to increase visitors to Murwillumbah by promoting arts and heritage has received $887,000 in funding through the NSW Government’s Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund.
Member for Lismore, Thomas George MP, made the announcement at Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah yesterday.
The four projects funded under the Murwillumbah Arts & Heritage Precinct are:
- Knox Park – completion of Stage 2 – including a new accessible toilet block and replacement bus shelter to create a safer and more functional space and a more inviting entry to the park.
- Caldera Wall at Tweed Regional Museum – A feature wall within the Museum focusing on the natural history of the region, including Indigenous perspectives, the geological story of the Tweed volcanic region, biodiversity, human impact and contemporary landscapes.
- Treasures of the Tweed – mural restoration – Restoration of older sections of a public mural along Commercial Road, featuring the Tweed’s biodiversity from the mountains to the sea. A protective coating will also be applied to preserve and protect this unique piece of public art.
- Murwillumbah Arts and Heritage Precinct App – Consolidating all the art and heritage information of Murwillumbah, this phone app will enable visitors to undertake self-guided tours of each attraction, gallery or artist studio, provide discounts to local cafes and retailers and provide tourist, historical and interesting information about Murwillumbah and our creative region.
Council’s General Manager Troy Green welcomed the funding for the projects.
“Murwillumbah’s tourism strengths lie in its natural environment, arts and heritage and these projects will assist in drawing more visitors into the town, encouraging them to explore more and stay longer,” Mr Green said.
“The app will guide visitors to attractions such as the Treasures of the Tweed Mural and the Caldera Wall at Tweed Regional Museum, while further enhancement of Knox Park will make it a much more inviting place to visit and enjoy the town.
“Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre attracts over 120,000 visitors to Murwillumbah – we need to encourage more of those visitors to head into town as we have so much more to offer,” he said.
For more information visit www.tweed.nsw.gov.au