Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation


The Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation is a three-stage $21.8 million project being undertaken by Council to protect and enhance facilities along the Kingscliff CBD coastline.

  • Stage 1 will construct a permanent sea wall to protect the Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club, Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park and Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club from erosion caused by storm events and projected sea level rises
  • Stage 2 will refurbish and modernise the facilities and services at Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park, to better meet the demands of the visitors to the town, including a greater emphasis on cabin accommodation.
  • Stage 3 will create a Kingscliff Central Park, a community hub linking the Kingscliff central business district with the beach by providing oceans views from CBD businesses on Marine Park and establishing paths for improved beach access.




The Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation is a three-stage $21.8 million project being undertaken by Council to protect and enhance facilities along the Kingscliff CBD coastline.

  • Stage 1 will construct a permanent sea wall to protect the Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club, Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park and Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club from erosion caused by storm events and projected sea level rises
  • Stage 2 will refurbish and modernise the facilities and services at Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park, to better meet the demands of the visitors to the town, including a greater emphasis on cabin accommodation.
  • Stage 3 will create a Kingscliff Central Park, a community hub linking the Kingscliff central business district with the beach by providing oceans views from CBD businesses on Marine Park and establishing paths for improved beach access.



  • Feedback contributed to design updates

    4 months ago

    Community feedback has contributed to a number of design updates to the Kingscliff Foreshore Redevelopment, including an increased number of van sites at Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park and improvements to beach accesses from Kingscliff Central Park.

    See the photo gallery for updated designs for the Central Park and Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park.

    Reviews of design, accessibility, holiday park occupancy rates and public input - including feedback during the Kingscliff Matters shopfront in Marine Parade from February to April - led to a handful of updates before tenders are put in place for a contractor to construct... Continue reading

    Community feedback has contributed to a number of design updates to the Kingscliff Foreshore Redevelopment, including an increased number of van sites at Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park and improvements to beach accesses from Kingscliff Central Park.

    See the photo gallery for updated designs for the Central Park and Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park.

    Reviews of design, accessibility, holiday park occupancy rates and public input - including feedback during the Kingscliff Matters shopfront in Marine Parade from February to April - led to a handful of updates before tenders are put in place for a contractor to construct the project.

    Tenders are scheduled to close on 16 November and Council is working with a shortlist of contractors.


  • Updates to Central Park design

    4 months ago
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    The removal of ramps for beach access and the retention of the existing Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park amenities building, to provide public toilet facilities, are among a handful of updates to the design for Kingscliff Central Park.

    Ramps have been removed from the design for the beach accesses because:

    • Investigations with other local government revealed the ramps would:
    1. be difficult to maintain
    2. significantly increase cost of wall’s construction
    3. create a weak point in erosion protection provided by the wall
    • An audit with Council’s Aged and Disability Officer and a representative from Council’s Access Committee determined that an... Continue reading

    The removal of ramps for beach access and the retention of the existing Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park amenities building, to provide public toilet facilities, are among a handful of updates to the design for Kingscliff Central Park.

    Ramps have been removed from the design for the beach accesses because:

    • Investigations with other local government revealed the ramps would:

    1. be difficult to maintain
    2. significantly increase cost of wall’s construction
    3. create a weak point in erosion protection provided by the wall

    • An audit with Council’s Aged and Disability Officer and a representative from Council’s Access Committee determined that an access ramp within the wall structure was not necessary or the best solution. A better outcome would be provided by improving accessibility at a number of locations along the beachfront between the Cudgen Headland Surf Lifesaving Club and Cudgen Creek.

    A Kingscliff Foreshore Access Plan has been produced and recommends a number of actions to make the beach accessible for all users.

    A proposed beach access for the surf club, north of the club building, has been removed from the design. Instead, the existing access south of the club will be extended to provide better year-round access.

    The holiday park amenities building will be retained, after a Conservation Management Plan identified the building had a high conservation value. It is now proposed to utilise this building to provide public toilets for the central park.

    As a result, a proposed public toilet within the park has been removed from the design, along with a realignment of internal paths providing access to the toilets.

    It is proposed to close the existing toilets under the surf club and return this area to the club.

    To maximise the potential uses of Kingscliff Central Park’s open spaces, the large grassed area in the park’s northern section has been expanded.

  • Accommodation mix revised for holiday park

    4 months ago
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    In response to community feedback at the Kingscliff Matters shopfront and a review of holiday park occupation rates, the mix of sites within the Holiday Park upgrade design has updated.

    Key points of the amended layout are:

    • Total number of sites remains at 61
    • Cabin sites reduced from 17 to 8
    • Ensuite sites reduced from 12 to 8
    • Tourist (van) sites increased from 23 to 36
    • Number of amenity blocks increased from one to two

    In response to community feedback at the Kingscliff Matters shopfront and a review of holiday park occupation rates, the mix of sites within the Holiday Park upgrade design has updated.

    Key points of the amended layout are:

    • Total number of sites remains at 61
    • Cabin sites reduced from 17 to 8
    • Ensuite sites reduced from 12 to 8
    • Tourist (van) sites increased from 23 to 36
    • Number of amenity blocks increased from one to two
  • Lots of love for local promotion

    4 months ago
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    More than 1000 people attended the Love Your Local @ Kingscliff family fun day on 31 July 2016, held at Ed Parker Rotary Park to launch a shop local campaign for the town.

    Rotary Club of Kingscliff volunteers served approximately 700 sausages, while Community Engagement Network members handed out hundreds of Love Your Local @ Kingscliff reuseable shopping bags and loyalty cards during the midday event.

    A steady stream of children had their faces painted and participated in SIBA inflatable soccer as part of the free family event, which succesfully launched the shop local campaign and... Continue reading

    More than 1000 people attended the Love Your Local @ Kingscliff family fun day on 31 July 2016, held at Ed Parker Rotary Park to launch a shop local campaign for the town.

    Rotary Club of Kingscliff volunteers served approximately 700 sausages, while Community Engagement Network members handed out hundreds of Love Your Local @ Kingscliff reuseable shopping bags and loyalty cards during the midday event.

    A steady stream of children had their faces painted and participated in SIBA inflatable soccer as part of the free family event, which succesfully launched the shop local campaign and helped distribute information about a number of Council projects, including the foreshore revitalisation and Kingscliff Locality Plan.

    Engagement Network members also gave away around 100 native seedlings to celebrate National Tree Planting Day.


  • Revitalisation display and Project Manager at fun day

    7 months ago

    Project Manager Stewart Brawley and members of Council's Community Engagement Network will be on hand at a family fun day in Kingscliff on Sunday 31 July to provide information about the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation.

    A display about the revitalisation will be featured at the Family Fun Day @ Kingscliff Bridge from 10am to 1pm at Ed Parker Rotary Park.

    Project Manager Stewart Brawley and members of Council's Community Engagement Network will be on hand at a family fun day in Kingscliff on Sunday 31 July to provide information about the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation.

    A display about the revitalisation will be featured at the Family Fun Day @ Kingscliff Bridge from 10am to 1pm at Ed Parker Rotary Park.

  • Project walk and talk

    7 months ago

    Project Management Stewart Brawley will conduct two information tours on Sunday 31 July and Tuesday 2 August, taking participants to each stage of the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation.

    The tour will give residents updates and greater insight to the planning and design of the project and will provide another chance to ask Stewart questions about the $22 million revitalisation.

    Participants should bring a hat and water and appropriate shoes for walking on the beach.

    The Sunday tour will depart from the Kingscliff Community Hall at 1.30pm, while Tuesday’s tour will start at the hall at 1pm.


    Project Management Stewart Brawley will conduct two information tours on Sunday 31 July and Tuesday 2 August, taking participants to each stage of the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation.

    The tour will give residents updates and greater insight to the planning and design of the project and will provide another chance to ask Stewart questions about the $22 million revitalisation.

    Participants should bring a hat and water and appropriate shoes for walking on the beach.

    The Sunday tour will depart from the Kingscliff Community Hall at 1.30pm, while Tuesday’s tour will start at the hall at 1pm.


  • Approval for Development Application

    9 months ago
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    A Development Application for Stage 1 and Stage 3 of the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation was approved by a meeting of Council’s Planning Committee on 5 May 2016, to allow the foreshore protection works and central park development.

    The meeting resolution added a number conditions to the approval, to minimise the impact on parking in the central business district, the effects of dust during construction and the impacts on local business.

    Click here to see the meeting agenda item

    Click here to read the minutes from the Planning Committee meeting

    The conditions specify... Continue reading

    A Development Application for Stage 1 and Stage 3 of the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation was approved by a meeting of Council’s Planning Committee on 5 May 2016, to allow the foreshore protection works and central park development.

    The meeting resolution added a number conditions to the approval, to minimise the impact on parking in the central business district, the effects of dust during construction and the impacts on local business.

    Click here to see the meeting agenda item

    Click here to read the minutes from the Planning Committee meeting

    The conditions specify that:

    • all vehicles associated with the revitalisation constructions works must be parked within the work site or north of Kingscliff Bowls Club
    • sand drift from the work site must be managed to minimise the nuisance to neighbouring properties
    • Marine Parade must be accessible at all times
    • Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club, local businesses and adjacent residents must be given regular written progress reports about the works and contact details of the responsible person managing the site

    A separate Development Application for Stage 2, to upgrade Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park, was also approved by the 5 May Planning Committee meeting.


  • All the feedback in the shopfront guestbook

    9 months ago

    Hundreds of people took the time to provide feedback in the guestbook at the Kingscliff Matters shopfront while it was open from 22 February to 22 April.

    Approximately 2000 people took the opportunity to visit the shopfront and speak directly to Council project managers and members of Council’s Community Engagement Network, as part of Council’s commitment to keep the community informed throughout the process.

    Thank you to the 373 people who provided feedback in the guestbook.

    Click here to see what they had to say.

    Hundreds of people took the time to provide feedback in the guestbook at the Kingscliff Matters shopfront while it was open from 22 February to 22 April.

    Approximately 2000 people took the opportunity to visit the shopfront and speak directly to Council project managers and members of Council’s Community Engagement Network, as part of Council’s commitment to keep the community informed throughout the process.

    Thank you to the 373 people who provided feedback in the guestbook.

    Click here to see what they had to say.

  • Shopfront concludes after thousands visit

    10 months ago
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    Around 2000 people took the opportunity to visit the Kingscliff Matters shopfront while the pop-up store was open in Marine Parade for nine weeks.

    Thank you to everyone who dropped into the temporary shopfront while it was open from 22 February to 22 April, to answer questions and provide further information about a number of current projects important to the Kingscliff district.

    Many of the town's residents and many visitors to the popular seaside destination spent time at talking to Council staff about the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation, the Kingscliff Locality Plan and Kingscliff - Dreamtime Beach Coastal Zone Management... Continue reading


    Around 2000 people took the opportunity to visit the Kingscliff Matters shopfront while the pop-up store was open in Marine Parade for nine weeks.

    Thank you to everyone who dropped into the temporary shopfront while it was open from 22 February to 22 April, to answer questions and provide further information about a number of current projects important to the Kingscliff district.

    Many of the town's residents and many visitors to the popular seaside destination spent time at talking to Council staff about the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation, the Kingscliff Locality Plan and Kingscliff - Dreamtime Beach Coastal Zone Management Plan.

    Keep an eye on the Your Say Tweed pages for each of these projects for further updates, including feedback received at the shopfront.


  • Time to talk Central Park and Community Hall

    11 months ago
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    The main focus on the Kingscliff Matters shopfront reverted back to the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation from Monday 4 April, as the shopfront enters its final weeks.

    Plans for a new Kingscliff Central Park and the existing Kingscliff Community Hall will take centre stage for two weeks from 11 April, with displays of the proposed park layout and many of its design features.

    Display boards on the shopfront walls show several proposed features of Kingscliff Central Park, including an expanded cenotaph area, improved beach access, picnic facilities and open grassed areas.

    They also explain the use of gardens... Continue reading

    The main focus on the Kingscliff Matters shopfront reverted back to the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation from Monday 4 April, as the shopfront enters its final weeks.

    Plans for a new Kingscliff Central Park and the existing Kingscliff Community Hall will take centre stage for two weeks from 11 April, with displays of the proposed park layout and many of its design features.

    Display boards on the shopfront walls show several proposed features of Kingscliff Central Park, including an expanded cenotaph area, improved beach access, picnic facilities and open grassed areas.

    They also explain the use of gardens in Central Park to filter pollutants and nutrients out of stormwater before it enters waterways. Information will also be available about possible improvements to Kingscliff Community Hall.

    The shopfront will be open until Friday 22 April.

    Recreation Services staff will be on hand to discuss how Kingscliff Central Park will link the town's central business district with the beach and ocean and it will complement existing parkland along the Kingscliff Foreshore.

    Information will also be available about possible improvements to the Kingscliff Community Hall, how it services the needs of groups in the area and how it can be incorporated into the overall design and use of the central park.