Tweed Council to remove beachside memorials at Fingal

The Tweed Shire Council is urging anyone who has put up a memorial for a loved one at Fingal Head to take it down.

The Council adopted a policy in November last year to remove memorials in public parks and natural areas.

They announced in their latest Tweed Link newsletter that they will soon begin to take down “unapproved” plaques and other memorial items.


It’s understood Council will first contact the families who own the plaques before they’re removed.

“Council will remove existing, unapproved memorials at Fingal Head in September,” they said.

“If people who have installed memorials in public areas wish to remove them prior to Council doing so, they should arrange this over the next month.”

Any memorials that are removed will be held at Council for “a period of time” so that loved ones can collect them.

Memorial benches will instead be placed in the area, with inscriptions to remember those who have died.