Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Bay St Gains $1.6M Facelift; CELEBRATE: Good Times Return to Tweed CBD

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Bay St Gains $1.6M Facelift; CELEBRATE: Good Times Return to Tweed CBD

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Byline: Sue Gardiner

CHASING FUNDS

After the Abbott government's axing of the previously allocated Federal Government grant for $613,184, Tweed Shire Council this week announced it would make up the shortfall. Money from a property sale, savings from other works projects and funds previously allocated for Bay St would replace the grant. The work is due to start mid-March and take three months.

TRADERS on a run-down street are predicting boom times ahead after funding was finally locked in for a $1.6 million refurbishment of the Tweed Heads CBD.

Bay St retailers are now urging other traders to join them in taking advantage of the street's cheap commercial rents to fill up several vacant stores and reinvigorate the area.

Barbara Cook, who owns Cafe Lazumba, said: "Get in before it gets busy."

Hairdresser Rachael Freeman, from Hair Bears, added: "It's going to boom here again."

Contributing to the retailers' optimism is the expected imminent start of construction of stage two of the Tweed Ultima mixed residential and retail development on a site bordered by Bay and Wharf sts. …

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