Draft Rural Land Strategy - Re-exhibition

The Draft Tweed Rural Land Strategy, a document that will inform the planning and management of rural land in Tweed Shire for the next 20 years, is now being re-exhibited.

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on the Draft Rural Land Strategy following amendments made since the last public exhibition.


Why is the strategy being re-exhibited?

  • The draft Strategy was originally exhibited from 7 November 2017 to 28 February 2018.
  • Submissions were reviewed, the draft Strategy amended accordingly and presented it to Council for adoption in May 2018. Council deferred for further consideration.
  • Several councillors have proposed 25 amendments to the draft Strategy.
  • Given the significance of the proposed amendments, Council resolved that the amended strategy be re-exhibited for public comment.

This re-exhibition seeks feedback on the amendments proposed by councillors or the Strategy generally.


What is the purpose of the Rural Land Strategy?

In October 2016, Council endorsed the Policy Directions Paper that informed the development of the Rural Land Strategy. You can see these Policy Directions here.

The Draft Rural Land Strategy presents 130 actions consistent with these Policy Directions to deliver a balanced and progressive approach to the planning and management of rural land over the next 20 years.

The draft Strategy seeks to balance economic, environmental and social considerations to develop the Tweed sustainable.


What changes are being proposed by councillor(s)?

A total of 25 changes have been proposed by councillor(s); and can be broadly categorised into three as per below:

Editorial changes not likely to significantly change the action: These changes help to clarify the intent of the action, or seek to re prioritise the action.
See proposed amendments 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 25.

Changes to the intent of the action: These changes seek to change the action by proposing further investigations prior to determining whether to proceed with the action.
See proposed amendments 1, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15.

Deletion of actions: These proposed amendments remove actions from the Strategy. Most/all of these deleted actions were related to fulfilling Policy Direction 5 Greater diversity of rural housing.
See proposed amendments 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

See the supporting information for all 25 amendments as proposed by councillor(s).

Please note: While the draft Strategy now on exhibition includes changes as requested by the Council, no other changes have been made, and as such, the document may still refer to actions which have either been changed or proposed for deletion.

Further Information


Have Your Say

You are invited to provide feedback on the re-exhibited Draft Rural Land Strategy.

Online using the Draft Rural Land Strategy survey or submission form below.

By mail to Tweed Shire Council PO Box 816 Murwillumbah NSW 2484

Last day to provide feedback is 19 March 2019.

What happens next?

The feedback received will be incorporated into the final strategy which will be considered by Council for adoption. All those who provided feedback will be advised when the policy will be considered by Council.

The Draft Tweed Rural Land Strategy, a document that will inform the planning and management of rural land in Tweed Shire for the next 20 years, is now being re-exhibited.

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on the Draft Rural Land Strategy following amendments made since the last public exhibition.


Why is the strategy being re-exhibited?

  • The draft Strategy was originally exhibited from 7 November 2017 to 28 February 2018.
  • Submissions were reviewed, the draft Strategy amended accordingly and presented it to Council for adoption in May 2018. Council deferred for further consideration.
  • Several councillors have proposed 25 amendments to the draft Strategy.
  • Given the significance of the proposed amendments, Council resolved that the amended strategy be re-exhibited for public comment.

This re-exhibition seeks feedback on the amendments proposed by councillors or the Strategy generally.


What is the purpose of the Rural Land Strategy?

In October 2016, Council endorsed the Policy Directions Paper that informed the development of the Rural Land Strategy. You can see these Policy Directions here.

The Draft Rural Land Strategy presents 130 actions consistent with these Policy Directions to deliver a balanced and progressive approach to the planning and management of rural land over the next 20 years.

The draft Strategy seeks to balance economic, environmental and social considerations to develop the Tweed sustainable.


What changes are being proposed by councillor(s)?

A total of 25 changes have been proposed by councillor(s); and can be broadly categorised into three as per below:

Editorial changes not likely to significantly change the action: These changes help to clarify the intent of the action, or seek to re prioritise the action.
See proposed amendments 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 25.

Changes to the intent of the action: These changes seek to change the action by proposing further investigations prior to determining whether to proceed with the action.
See proposed amendments 1, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15.

Deletion of actions: These proposed amendments remove actions from the Strategy. Most/all of these deleted actions were related to fulfilling Policy Direction 5 Greater diversity of rural housing.
See proposed amendments 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

See the supporting information for all 25 amendments as proposed by councillor(s).

Please note: While the draft Strategy now on exhibition includes changes as requested by the Council, no other changes have been made, and as such, the document may still refer to actions which have either been changed or proposed for deletion.

Further Information


Have Your Say

You are invited to provide feedback on the re-exhibited Draft Rural Land Strategy.

Online using the Draft Rural Land Strategy survey or submission form below.

By mail to Tweed Shire Council PO Box 816 Murwillumbah NSW 2484

Last day to provide feedback is 19 March 2019.

What happens next?

The feedback received will be incorporated into the final strategy which will be considered by Council for adoption. All those who provided feedback will be advised when the policy will be considered by Council.