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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  • Locals show up in numbers to have their say on future of Chinderah

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    10 months ago

    Community Conversation

    One hundred and forty people representing long-term residents, business owners, regular visitors, local Aboriginal and South Sea Islander communities and community groups attended two Community Conversations at Cudgen Leagues Club recently to share their vision for the future of their local area.

    “We just think that it is good that the Council has brought us all together to discuss this subject and hope that we are all listened to and our views acted upon,” said one attendee.

    Vince Connell, Director Planning and Regulation said it was important that the community’s vision for the future of Chinderah was central to Council’s decision-making about how Chinderah changes over time.

    “Council is committed to making decisions in partnership with the community and these Community Conversations were the first step in that process,” Mr Connell said.

    The feedback received from the Community Conversations will help Council create a shared community vision for the future of Chinderah to guide development of the Chinderah Locality Plan.

    “The Locality Plan will combine the community vision with analysis, objectives and actions that will guide future decision making about the improvement of public spaces, infrastructure and how land in Chinderah can be used. It will help ensure the community’s vision for Chinderah is achieved over the coming years.”

    These Community Conversations were the first step in developing the Chinderah Locality Plan.

    To view the community feedback from the Community Conversations and to have your say visit www.yoursaytweed.com.au/FutureofChinderah
  • New legislation seeks to improve engagement with the community

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    11 months ago

    In an effort to increase community participation in environmental planning and assessment, Council is currently preparing a Community Participation Plan (CPP). CPPs are designed to make it easier for the community to understand how to participate in planning matters in NSW and are a requirement of recent updates to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act).

    In 2019 alone, Tweed Shire Council has conducted over 50 community engagement activities to seek community feedback on Council projects. Many of these engagement opportunities have been for planning matters because we believe it is essential that the community has an opportunity to have their say about the use of land in the Tweed. Whether it be contributing feedback to long-term plans that help set the vision for their local area or sharing their opinion on particular developments, the community is central to all planning decisions.

    Council will amend its Community Engagement Strategy to incorporate the legislative requirements for a Community Participation Plan and will place the draft amended Community Engagement and Participation Plan on exhibition later this year so that the community has an opportunity to make comment.

    You can read more about Community Participation Plans on the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website.

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