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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  • Youth Council delivers great results for the environment

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    8 months ago

    The 2019 Youth Council recently wrapped up their last meeting for the year.

    The Youth Council is an advisory committee established to respond to issues relevant to young people aged 12 to 24 years and provide an opportunity for Council to develop better relations with Tweed's young people.

    This year, the Youth Council was comprised of 17 motivated students from seven high schools across the Tweed.

    Youth Council member, Jazmine Cooke from Tweed River High School made some great on some fantastic environmental initiatives, including a successful nomination to YMCA NSW Youth Parliament where she worked on a bill to ban single use plastics that went on to be adopted.

    She also developed an environmental project in partnership with Tweed Heads South Primary School, to educate children on their environmental impact, to reduce plastic waste and carbon emissions.

    To further student learning, Jazmine spoke at the school assembly about climate change, pitching the idea to start a student 'Green Team'.

    "It was exciting to see students were keen to join, almost everyone in the room raised their hand," Ms Cooke said. Jazmine also spoke at the 2019 World Environment Day alongside Mayor of Tweed, Councillor Katie Milne about environmental initiatives.

    It's been a busy and successful year for Jazmine, who also shared the Academic and Leadership Award at the BASE Youth Leadership Awards with Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School's Chloe Green.

    At the final meeting for the year, each young person was asked to express their Youth Council highlight and sentiments included, "I liked learning how Council works" and "I enjoyed learning from peers interested in similar issues".

    Council's Director Sustainable Communities and Environment Tracey Stinson and Senior Program Leader - Waterways, Tom Alletson presented the draft Climate Change policy to Youth Council members recently and the young people have been encouraged to provide feedback on the policy.

    "The young people have a genuine concern for their community, the environment and the impacts of climate change and appreciated learning about Council's role in this and its future plans," Ms Stinson said.

    To find out more about Youth Council and young people in the Tweed visit www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/YoungPeople


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  • 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