Making decisions together

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At Tweed Shire Council, we share the community’s passion and pride in the Tweed. We are committed to work together to preserve the Tweed lifestyle, our natural environment and make better decisions as a community-led Council.

We welcome the combined experience, imagination and common sense of the Tweed community to guide Council decision-making. As a community, we will grow and learn from each other and, in turn, Council decisions will be more aligned to community aspirations.




At Tweed Shire Council, we share the community’s passion and pride in the Tweed. We are committed to work together to preserve the Tweed lifestyle, our natural environment and make better decisions as a community-led Council.

We welcome the combined experience, imagination and common sense of the Tweed community to guide Council decision-making. As a community, we will grow and learn from each other and, in turn, Council decisions will be more aligned to community aspirations.




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  • Tweed Sustainability Award winners announced - Celebrating the achievements of 40 inspiring people and projects

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    9 months ago

    Some of the Tweed's most deserving environmental champions took home trophies at Tweed Shire Council's inaugural Tweed Sustainability Awards showcase, held on 15 November in Murwillumbah.

    The awards highlighted a range of environmental initiatives active in the Tweed, and to go with the theme, everything involved in the awards was done with sustainability in mind, including the trophies crafted from reclaimed timber, the recycled or local dress code and food from locally sourced and native ingredients.

    Mayor of Tweed, Councillor Katie Milne said this community Sustainability Awards event, which is a first of its kind for Tweed, has been a great opportunity for Council and the community to express gratitude and acknowledge the achievements of forty inspiring people and projects.

    "Our huge congratulations and heartfelt thank you goes out to all the nominees for rising to the challenge of addressing our biodiversity crisis and climate emergency," Cr Milne said.

    "They are an inspiring group of people, who are teaching and leading the way in protecting our precious Earth and making our world a better place. And thank you to all those who supported their efforts by voting for their favourite project and to all those other sustainability champions we have not heard from yet," she said.

    Council's Program Leader - Sustainability Debbie Firestone said the Tweed has so many hard working people active across our community with a deep passion and commitment to preserving and enhancing our environment.

    "It's been a great thrill to shine a spotlight on the amazing work they do and to see how strong their support network is through the People's Choice voting," Ms Firestone said.

    The following people, groups and organisations were the award recipients:

    Regenerative Agriculture Category: Trophy winner: All Natural Meat Co

    Wildlife & Habitat Conservation Category: Trophy winner: Green Heroes

    Tweed Sustainability Category:
    • Youth Trophy winner: Josh Carpenter, Tackle Bin Project
    • School Trophy winner: St Ambrose Student Green Team
    • Community Group Trophy winner: Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre
    • Business Trophy winner: Summerland Credit Union
    • Adult Trophy winner: The late Claire Masters

    People's Choice Vote winners:

    • Regenerative Agriculture: Matthew and Henry Prichard, Cudgen Road Farms Pty Ltd
    • Wildlife & Habitat Conservation: Team Koala
    • Sustainability - Youth: Alyce Togo
    • Sustainability - Schools: Sathya Sai College
    • Sustainability - Community Groups: Nature Explorers
    • Sustainability - Adult: Claire Masters
    • Sustainability - Business: Gary Bagnall, New Leaf Cafe
    For the full list of winners and details visit, www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/SustainabilityAwards.


  • Council a Green Globe Awards finalist

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    9 months ago

    Green Globe Awards

    Council is very proud to be announced as a finalist in the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award for Organisations’ category of the 20th anniversary of Green Globe Awards for our work as sustainability leaders.

    This includes a strong commitment to protecting our internationally significant environment, adapting to climate change with a flood risk strategy, planting almost 50,000 koala habitat trees, and growing the population of endangered bird species. Council’s Renewable Energy Action Plan has driven the installation of solar power in 16 Council facilities, reducing emissions by 1000 tonnes per year.

    Supporting sustainability leaders across New South Wales for 20 years, the annual Green Globe Awards are NSW's premier environmental awards, recognising and celebrating collaboration and partnerships that encourage others to achieve positive change and protect our environment.

    Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 27 November. Read more about the finalists at www.environment.nsw.gov.au/greenglobes


  • Is your nomination in yet?

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    10 months ago

    There’s not much time left to nominate your school, sporting club or a member of the community for a 2019 Australia Day award. Nominations for this year’s awards close on Friday 18 October 2019.

    The six award categories are:

    • Citizen of the Year
    • Young Achiever in Community Service
    • Arts and Cultural Achievement Award
    • Sporting Achievement
    • Community Event of the Year
    • Volunteer of the Year

    For more information visit www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/AustraliaDay

  • Council wins 2019 NSW Resilient Australia Award

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    10 months ago

    General Manager Troy Green and Ray Musgrave with the award

    Council has been named as a 2019 NSW Resilient Australia Award winner for the Industry Central Land Swap Project. Celebrating their 20th year, this national awards program recognises and promotes initiatives that strengthen community disaster resilience.

    The Industrial Land Swap project has created an innovative solution to assist selected landowners and businesses located within the high risk flood zone in the South Murwillumbah industrial precinct to relocate to flood free land via a land swap agreement.

    The strategy was developed following 2017 ex-tropical cyclone Debbie, which highlighted the profound impact losses to local businesses would have on the wider community.

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