Draft Options Paper, Growth Management and Housing Strategy

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What's happening?

The Tweed is growing and changing. To achieve greater housing choice and diversity, we need to identify where new housing and potential employment land might be located in the future.

This type of planning is critical to the way the Tweed region develops over the next 20 years, and how it will look, feel and function.

We are developing the Tweed’s plan to manage housing and employment growth: the draft Options Paper is the next step in the process.

During this stage we are asking for community input so that we can make sure the project is on the right track.

This project is open for feedback until 4pm, Friday 22 March 2024.


What we're asking

We want you to have your say on a range of suggested options that might help accommodate our growing population and workforce until 2041. About the options:

  • These options propose ways we can increase the supply of additional housing and employment land across the Tweed.

  • Some options relate to specific locations while some relate to the whole of the Tweed.

  • The proposed options, or changes, will be incremental and may (or may not) take place over time. It is important to note that not everybody will be impacted and not all changes will be taken up overnight or over the intended 20-year period.

Feedback is being sought on any likes, dislikes, or suggestions to how changes within the draft Options Paper might be improved - this includes changes that may not have been considered.


What is included in the Draft Options Paper?

The draft Options Paper sets out a range of changes that have the potential to support the Tweed in the future in how it can meet key growth challenges in a sustainable way through to 2041.

The draft Options paper includes:

  • 10 key considerations for planned growth. These considerations, developed with community feedback, have directly informed the preparation of the changes detailed in the draft Options Paper.

  • 83 proposed changes. While the main focus of these changes is increasing housing density in areas already populated, a range of growth opportunities have also been proposed in the rural areas and greenfield areas of the Tweed.

  • Potential housing supply options - potential areas identified to accommodate future housing supply include: Tweed Heads, Tweed Heads South, Banora Point, Kingscliff, Pottsville, Murwillumbah, Burringbar and Uki.

  • Future employment opportunities - areas identified to accommodate future employment growth include: Central Tweed, Cobaki - Terranora, Eastern Hinterland, Murwillumbah, Rural West, Tweed Mid Coast, Tweed South Coast.



How to have your say

Step 1: View the draft Options Paper.

The draft Options Paper is broken into two sections. The front section provides background to the project and the considerations that have informed the changes detailed. The back section includes each proposed change, the associated map and the rationale for the change.

Draft Options Paper

- Digital book format
- PDF format
or view a hardcopy at one of our administration offices.

Interactive map

View the proposed change maps in detail using the interactive mapping tool. For the best experience view the interactive map on a PC or laptop.

Step 2. Have your say by completing a submission form

You can have your say in one of the following ways:

Online
Complete the online submission form before 4pm, Friday 22 March 2024.

Download and send
Alternatively, download a printable submission form which can be scanned and sent to Council.

  • Scanned and emailed to tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au
  • Mailed to The General Manager, Tweed Shire Council, PO Box 816, Murwillumbah NSW 2484
  • Delivered in person to the Tweed or Murwillumbah Council offices.


Community engagement

To help the community find out more about this project we have a range of community information sessions planned.

Community information sessions

  • 20 February Local Business Forum Tweed Heads.
  • 5 March Tweed community information session. BOOKED OUT.
  • 12 March Kingscliff community information session. RSVP required.
  • 13 March Murwillumbah community information session. RSVP required.

Drop-in opportunities: Face to face, no RSVP required

  • Kingscliff markets: 10 February, 8 am – 12 noon
  • Kingscliff shopping village: 13 and 14 February 9 am – 2 pm
  • Murwillumbah Makers and Finders markets: 17 February 8 am – 1 pm
  • Murwillumbah farmers markets: 28 February 7 am – 11 am
  • Murwillumbah Sunnyside shopping centre: 27 and 28 February 11 am – 4 pm
  • Pottsville markets: 18 February, 8 am – 12 noon
  • Tweed City shopping centre: 20, 21 and 22 February 9 am - 2 pm
  • Tyalgum village markets: 24 February 8 am – 12 noon
  • Burringbar Memorial Reserve and Masterson Park: 1 March 3.30 pm - 6 pm

Can’t make it in person? Register for an online information session.

Ask a planner: Ask a question related to the proposed changes here.


What happens next?

Submissions will close 22 March 2024.

A report responding to feedback received during exhibition will be presented to Council in mid-2024, with a draft strategy to be prepared later in the year.

The draft Options Paper, once finalised, will make up Council's Growth Management and Housing Strategy (GMHS). This strategy is a response to Council’s priorities to guide housing supply and employment growth opportunities throughout the Tweed in a way that maintains the Tweed’s desirable lifestyle, strong community, unique character and environment.

What's happening?

The Tweed is growing and changing. To achieve greater housing choice and diversity, we need to identify where new housing and potential employment land might be located in the future.

This type of planning is critical to the way the Tweed region develops over the next 20 years, and how it will look, feel and function.

We are developing the Tweed’s plan to manage housing and employment growth: the draft Options Paper is the next step in the process.

During this stage we are asking for community input so that we can make sure the project is on the right track.

This project is open for feedback until 4pm, Friday 22 March 2024.


What we're asking

We want you to have your say on a range of suggested options that might help accommodate our growing population and workforce until 2041. About the options:

  • These options propose ways we can increase the supply of additional housing and employment land across the Tweed.

  • Some options relate to specific locations while some relate to the whole of the Tweed.

  • The proposed options, or changes, will be incremental and may (or may not) take place over time. It is important to note that not everybody will be impacted and not all changes will be taken up overnight or over the intended 20-year period.

Feedback is being sought on any likes, dislikes, or suggestions to how changes within the draft Options Paper might be improved - this includes changes that may not have been considered.


What is included in the Draft Options Paper?

The draft Options Paper sets out a range of changes that have the potential to support the Tweed in the future in how it can meet key growth challenges in a sustainable way through to 2041.

The draft Options paper includes:

  • 10 key considerations for planned growth. These considerations, developed with community feedback, have directly informed the preparation of the changes detailed in the draft Options Paper.

  • 83 proposed changes. While the main focus of these changes is increasing housing density in areas already populated, a range of growth opportunities have also been proposed in the rural areas and greenfield areas of the Tweed.

  • Potential housing supply options - potential areas identified to accommodate future housing supply include: Tweed Heads, Tweed Heads South, Banora Point, Kingscliff, Pottsville, Murwillumbah, Burringbar and Uki.

  • Future employment opportunities - areas identified to accommodate future employment growth include: Central Tweed, Cobaki - Terranora, Eastern Hinterland, Murwillumbah, Rural West, Tweed Mid Coast, Tweed South Coast.



How to have your say

Step 1: View the draft Options Paper.

The draft Options Paper is broken into two sections. The front section provides background to the project and the considerations that have informed the changes detailed. The back section includes each proposed change, the associated map and the rationale for the change.

Draft Options Paper

- Digital book format
- PDF format
or view a hardcopy at one of our administration offices.

Interactive map

View the proposed change maps in detail using the interactive mapping tool. For the best experience view the interactive map on a PC or laptop.

Step 2. Have your say by completing a submission form

You can have your say in one of the following ways:

Online
Complete the online submission form before 4pm, Friday 22 March 2024.

Download and send
Alternatively, download a printable submission form which can be scanned and sent to Council.

  • Scanned and emailed to tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au
  • Mailed to The General Manager, Tweed Shire Council, PO Box 816, Murwillumbah NSW 2484
  • Delivered in person to the Tweed or Murwillumbah Council offices.


Community engagement

To help the community find out more about this project we have a range of community information sessions planned.

Community information sessions

  • 20 February Local Business Forum Tweed Heads.
  • 5 March Tweed community information session. BOOKED OUT.
  • 12 March Kingscliff community information session. RSVP required.
  • 13 March Murwillumbah community information session. RSVP required.

Drop-in opportunities: Face to face, no RSVP required

  • Kingscliff markets: 10 February, 8 am – 12 noon
  • Kingscliff shopping village: 13 and 14 February 9 am – 2 pm
  • Murwillumbah Makers and Finders markets: 17 February 8 am – 1 pm
  • Murwillumbah farmers markets: 28 February 7 am – 11 am
  • Murwillumbah Sunnyside shopping centre: 27 and 28 February 11 am – 4 pm
  • Pottsville markets: 18 February, 8 am – 12 noon
  • Tweed City shopping centre: 20, 21 and 22 February 9 am - 2 pm
  • Tyalgum village markets: 24 February 8 am – 12 noon
  • Burringbar Memorial Reserve and Masterson Park: 1 March 3.30 pm - 6 pm

Can’t make it in person? Register for an online information session.

Ask a planner: Ask a question related to the proposed changes here.


What happens next?

Submissions will close 22 March 2024.

A report responding to feedback received during exhibition will be presented to Council in mid-2024, with a draft strategy to be prepared later in the year.

The draft Options Paper, once finalised, will make up Council's Growth Management and Housing Strategy (GMHS). This strategy is a response to Council’s priorities to guide housing supply and employment growth opportunities throughout the Tweed in a way that maintains the Tweed’s desirable lifestyle, strong community, unique character and environment.

Page last updated: 28 Feb 2024, 08:04 PM