Notice to Members and Users of the Tweed River

Tweed River Estuary Management Plan

Tweed Shire Council has released the Tweed River Estuary Management Plan (TREMP) for public exhibition and comment.

The Tweed River Water Ski Club (TRWSC) supports having a management plan for the Tweed River but with changes to some of the Management Actions proposed in the Tweed River Estuary Management Plan (TREMP).

Of particular interest to water-skiers and wake boarders is the: Recommendations to NSW Roads and Maritime Services that it:

• Create a no-tow zone around Stotts Island (5.8km.) and also extends the no ski/tow zone from Dunbible Creek to Commercial Road boat ramp (1.2 km.)

These closures represent a 23 – 25 % reduction in the skiable length of the Tweed River for recreational towed water sports.

These actions can be viewed in the TREMP in:

Table 1 Action Plan – CMP Management Actions E1, E2, and the last part of E3.

(Download Full Document Here)

The TRWSC does not support these management actions and encourages all members to consider attending and registering your attendance to one of the two ‘community conversation’ sessions, at Murwillumbah or Tweed Heads where staff will be available to discuss the plan and river management.

Community conversations:

  • Thursday 19 September, 6pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday 25 September, 6pm – 8pm
    • Canvas and Kettle Room
    • Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre
    • 10-14 Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah NSW 2484
    • Register your attendance here
    • These sessions will include a presentation, group discussion and a Q & A session with opportunities to ask questions.
    • Council is seeking feedback on the plan, TRWSC encourages members to provide comment including suggestions of how the plan could be improved to better manage the Tweed River, now and into the future.
    • The TRWSC executive committee will release a more comprehensive statement next week in relation to the actions proposed in the TREMP.