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.




  • 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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  • Fingal community help design new park upgrades

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    10 months ago

    Almost 100 Fingal Head locals attended a Family Fun Day in Fingal Foreshore Park to chat with Council staff about their ideas and designs for the park including the choice of new play equipment.

    The event also enabled locals to have their say about what they would like to see for the future of Fingal Head.

    The community enjoyed a free BBQ and kids activities on a beautiful day on the Tweed coast.

    Council would like to thank all of those who attended the event and took the time to provide their input to help create a space that the whole community can enjoy.

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  • Tweed park scores funding thanks to community support

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    11 months ago

    A new kids' outdoor gym and park in Tweed Heads is one of 248 projects that will receive funding from the NSW Government's My Community Project program.

    The $106,408 grant will see Jack Chard Park, Tweed Heads revitalised to include a kids' outdoor gym, landscaping, seating and pathways over the next 12 months. Council would like to thank the community for supporting the program by voting for local projects.

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  • 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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  • Community representatives have their say

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    12 months ago


    Representatives of community groups across the Tweed joined our Mayor, Councillors, General Manager and Executive Leadership team to discuss upcoming Council priorities at a Stakeholder Forum in August. The group participated in roundtable discussions on on Council's Community Engagement Strategy, development of a new Community Development Strategy and the Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre Masterplan.

    The Resident, Environment, Industry Group Roundtable Stakeholder Forum is held three times a year and is a key initiative in Tweed Shire Council's Community Engagement Strategy. It’s designed to improve ‘ground up’ engagement and improve relationships with official groups across the Tweed.



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