Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Leaving the Past Behind; Residents Keen to Change View People Have of Their Village

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Leaving the Past Behind; Residents Keen to Change View People Have of Their Village

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Byline: Peter Caton peter.caton@mydailynews.com.au

RESIDENTS of Murwillumbah's Mountain View Retirement Village are hoping to put more than a decade of past controversies behind them and promote the bright side of their community of more than 400 people.

The huge complex to the west of the town with views to Mount Warning has had more than its fair share of publicity in recent years following changes of management and disagreements about fees.

But a member of the residents' executive committee Ian Ross says a band of forward-thinking directors and other residents are now looking on the bright side and want to show off their community as more than an old-

people's home.

aOne of our members pointed out the other day that people drive past Mountain View and see it as an old-aged home,a Mr Ross said.

aThey don't see the vibrant village below where almost 400 people are living in independent living units. Then we have the lodge, housing some 50 residents in the serviced apartments. …

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