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Planning for the Tweed to thrive

Tweed residents would enjoy greater housing choice, more active lifestyles and seamless travel across the border under the NSW Government’s draft plan  to guide the city’s growth over 15 years.

Minister for Planning and Public Places Rob Stokes  said the community was invited to give feedback on the draft Tweed Regional City Action Plan, which outlined 60 measures to plan for the growing population in the Tweed.

“Tweed is already a beautiful place to live and the draft Tweed Regional City Action Plan is underpinned by 60 strategies to deliver the housing, transport and public space needed for Tweed to thrive into the future,” Mr Stokes said.

“The pandemic has amplified Tweed’s cross-border lifestyle, and the plan sets out how the NSW and  Queensland governments will work collaboratively to improve connections between Gold Coast Airport, the new Tweed Hospital and wider city.

“People of the Tweed want more options for housing and the plan includes  strategies to increase the supply of dual occupancies, shop-top housing and family-friendly apartments and terraces.”

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the draft plan included strategies to promote more active lifestyles and boost resilience to natural hazards.

“Locals love Tweed for its natural beauty and warm climate and the plan includes strategies to get people out of their cars and onto the pavements by improving local streets, public places and cycleways,” Mr Provest said.

“I look forward to public feedback on proposals to boost resilience against natural hazards such as bushfires and flooding and ensuring development occurs in the right areas.”

Mayor of Tweed Shire Chris Cherry said actions under the plan would be delivered in partnership with Council in consultation with the community, and had a focus on preserving the environment.

“Council has had some opportunity for input to the State Government on developing the draft plan and will have an important role in overseeing and coordinating its delivery,” Ms Cherry said.

“We know the community wants to see the Tweed’s public lands protected and improved so the Plan includes actions to increase urban tree canopy and improve the walkability of Tweed Heads.”

Community consultation is a vital part of the planning  process. To view  the plan  and to have your say by 23 November 2021, visit: planningportal.nsw.gov.au/tweedRCAP.

Greater housing choice, more active lifestyles and seamless travel across the border are in the NSW Government’s draft plan to guide Tweed’s growth over 15 years.