The University Centre for Rural Health are holding a public seminar to present some of the findings from their first survey, conducted in 2017, relating to resilience and community well being after the 2017 Cyclone Debbie event (this was the second half of the first survey).

The seminar is on Thursday 18 July at 4pm in Lismore (details in link below).

Please forward to colleagues, friends or family who may be interested in attending. 

You can find the details and RSVP for the seminar here.



The National Centre for Flood Research is currently conducting research to explore communication with people who live in flood-prone areas. 

As part of this project, they are conducting a short survey that aims to better understand how the access to and trust in information and communication sources varies based on the location and age of at-risk people. 

Results of this survey will help to identify effective flood information and communication tools to enable support agencies to improve their communication strategies.

The survey is anonymous and should take less than 10 minutes to complete, so please participate if you can by following this link:

If you would like to know more about the National Centre for Flood Research, please see their website at




The June TCA Newsletter is now available.

If you have not received a copy, you may access it here.


* ROAD SAFETY – Tweed Valley Way

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(Image Courtesy Tweed Daily News)

A great turn up at the Tumbulgum Community meeting on Tuesday night, 11 June 2019. 
Road safety at the northern intersection of Riverside Drive and Tweed Valley Way was the special topic.

Special guests were Geoff Provest MP, Todd Hayne and Catherine Bolton from the Transport NSW (formerly RMS) and Ray Clark, Tweed Shire Council Traffic Engineer. Unfortunately, Cr Owen was unwell and unable to attend.

Villagers shared concerns with current layout of the intersection and the risks leaving and joining traffic travelling at 100 kph.

Options to improve safety were identified and will be investigated by TSC and Transport NSW.

Thank you to the villagers who represented the community on the night and those who contributed comments prior to the meeting.

Full report in our next community newsletter.

Click on this link for more on road safety in Tumbulgum and Surrounds.


* ROAD SAFETY – Dulguigan Road


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Road safety issues affecting Dulguigan road have made the local media as a result of Community concern and advocating for improvement with the Tweed Shire Council.

You can see more on this here.

If you have instances which you have reported to Authorities and/or images of similar incidents other than those shown in our database (which you can access via the link above), please send these to our TCA email address so we can ensure we have a comprehensive compilation these matters to assist in achieving a satisfactory outcome for the community as a whole.



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A steady stream of villagers popped in to welcome, and have a chat, with Wayne and Antonia, new owners of the Ferryside Store, between 4 and 5 pm yesterday afternoon (Thursday 13 June), outside the store and bakery.

The TCA put on a delicious spread, prepared for us by the Blonde Baker – thanks Nicola.



The “Tumbulgum Flood Warning  Project”, led by the Bureau Of Meteorology, took the “gong” at  the National Floodplain Management Conference in Canberra last month.

Our local members on the Tweed Flood Plain Management Committee and Tumbulgum CAT Team contributed significantly to the project and our community was included in the Award citation.

Participants from the BOM, Tweed Shire Council, our community and the SES gathered on the riverbank near the Jetty to commemorate this achievement and later attended a Chant n Chew at the Tavern to commemorate this significant award and re-inforce the lessons learnt and actions going forward.

Thanks Aaron and the team at the Tavern for putting on a great spread and showing great Tumbulgum hospitality to our visitors and villagers.

More information and images may be found here.




TCA Membership renewal was due by 31 March 2018 – but there is still time to renew and maintain your membership

You can access the Membership Renewal Form 2019 here

If you are not a member of the TCA and wish to join,  you can obtain an application form here.



Images from the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Tumbulgum.


A significant crowd gathered at the Memorial Gates, Bawden Street, to pay their respects and remember those who served and serve for us.


Afterwards a Gunfire Breakfast was provided at the Tumbulgum Tavern – thanks Aaron, Andrew & Crew.



Sue and Brian Breckenridge were also awarded Life Membership of the TCA.

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Their awards cited their enduring and exceptional commitment to the objectives of the Tumbulgum Community Association, as well as ongoing and quality contribution through leadership and participation