Survey results contained in community values report

A community values report providing valuable insight to the uses and environmental condition of the Tweed River Estuary has been produced from two surveys conducted as part of the Tweed River Estuary Management Program.

The values report - compiling the responses of the 850 people who participated in a community survey and the more than 400 people involved in a phone random survey - has been received by Council and is available for the public to view.

In summary, it was found the river is highly regarded for its natural and scenic values and is generally considered to be healthy. Recreational opportunities are highly valued and there is general support for a wide range of passive and active, water and shore-based pursuits.

Respondents said protection of the natural features of the waterway, addressing bank erosion and ensuring good water quality are priority issues for future river management.

The community also wants Council and other government agencies to ensure recreational use of the waterway is able to be enjoyed without conflict.

See the documents section to read the community values report.

You can still share your thoughts about the Tweed River and contribute towards the management program, by uploading your Tweed River photos and ideas to the story board.

The Tweed River Estuary Management Plan will be completed in December 2017 and will be exhibited for public comment in early 2018.

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