Open Space Strategy

Council is developing a new Open Space Strategy to guide its future planning and management of parks and open space in Tweed Shire.

Input is invited from the public to help Council develop its open space priorities to better meet the needs of our growing community.

Open space includes:
  • Parks
  • Sportsgrounds
  • Natural areas
  • Foreshore areas
  • Paths for walking and cycling
As part of the process, Council will also review its provision of playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, trails, dog exercise areas, community gardens and its spaces for community events.



Council is developing a new Open Space Strategy to guide its future planning and management of parks and open space in Tweed Shire.

Input is invited from the public to help Council develop its open space priorities to better meet the needs of our growing community.

Open space includes:
  • Parks
  • Sportsgrounds
  • Natural areas
  • Foreshore areas
  • Paths for walking and cycling
As part of the process, Council will also review its provision of playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, trails, dog exercise areas, community gardens and its spaces for community events.



News updates

  • A framework to protect and enhance Tweed open spaces

    9 months ago
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    Tweed Shire has a diverse range of parks and open space that are well used and appreciated by the community.

    The benefits of accessing to quality parks and open space include: improving health and wellbeing, social interaction, protecting biodiversity, promoting community pride, as well as the economic value of these benefits. Parks and open spaces make an essential contribution to the liveability of our towns and villages.

    Council is developing a new Open Space Strategy to guide its future planning and management of parks and open space in Tweed Shire. The Strategy will provide the framework for Council to enhance,... Continue reading

    Tweed Shire has a diverse range of parks and open space that are well used and appreciated by the community.

    The benefits of accessing to quality parks and open space include: improving health and wellbeing, social interaction, protecting biodiversity, promoting community pride, as well as the economic value of these benefits. Parks and open spaces make an essential contribution to the liveability of our towns and villages.

    Council is developing a new Open Space Strategy to guide its future planning and management of parks and open space in Tweed Shire. The Strategy will provide the framework for Council to enhance, protect and manage its open space over the next 10 years.

    As part of the process, Council will also review its provision of playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, trails, dog exercise areas, community gardens and its spaces for community gatherings and events.

    Council aspires to creating quality, diverse and accessible open spaces, reflective of the values and aspirations of the Tweed community.

    For more information, contact Council's Recreation Planner, Jodie Hewett, on (02) 6670 2649 or email jhewett@tweed.nsw.gov.au.


  • Why does the Tweed need an Open Space Strategy?

    9 months ago

    The Open Space Strategy is being developed by Council to:

    • identify community and stakeholder needs and aspirations for open space provision and management
    • define the function and value of each open space
    • identify current demand for parks and open space and likely demand in the future based on population growth, changes in demographics and leisure trends
    • establish an evidence base to prioritise and rationalise open space projects
    • identify opportunities to improve connectivity and access between open space and where we live and work
    • ensure the visual amenity, environmental, cultural and heritage values of Tweed... Continue reading

    The Open Space Strategy is being developed by Council to:

    • identify community and stakeholder needs and aspirations for open space provision and management
    • define the function and value of each open space
    • identify current demand for parks and open space and likely demand in the future based on population growth, changes in demographics and leisure trends
    • establish an evidence base to prioritise and rationalise open space projects
    • identify opportunities to improve connectivity and access between open space and where we live and work
    • ensure the visual amenity, environmental, cultural and heritage values of Tweed Shire's open space are preserved for future generations
    • provide guidelines for planning open space in new developments and ensure open space is a key element of future planning
    • identify sustainable management practices, including water management and, more generally, climate change
    • encourage opportunities to collaborate with external stakeholders
    • demonstrate responsible financial management of Council’s recreation and open space assets

    For more information, contact Council's Recreation Planner, Jodie Hewett, on (02) 6670 2649 or email jhewett@tweed.nsw.gov.au.

  • What is open space?

    9 months ago
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    Open space, for the purpose of the Open Space Strategy, is considered publicly accessible land set aside primarily for leisure, recreation, sport, natural conservation, provision of green space and/or urban stormwater management.

    Council managed open space includes:

    • Parks
    • Sports fields
    • Natural areas
    • Foreshore areas
    • Pathways and trails for walking and cycling

    Some parks and open space are owned by the State Government. The Strategy will include parcels of land where Council is appointed trustee and responsible for the control management of the land.

    ... Continue reading

    Open space, for the purpose of the Open Space Strategy, is considered publicly accessible land set aside primarily for leisure, recreation, sport, natural conservation, provision of green space and/or urban stormwater management.

    Council managed open space includes:

    • Parks
    • Sports fields
    • Natural areas
    • Foreshore areas
    • Pathways and trails for walking and cycling

    Some parks and open space are owned by the State Government. The Strategy will include parcels of land where Council is appointed trustee and responsible for the control management of the land.

    While we will acknowledge the open space and recreational facilities owned and managed by other government agencies or in private ownership, the priorities and actions developed in the Open Space Strategy will not apply to these lands and facilities.

    For more information, contact Council's Recreation Planner, Jodie Hewett, on (02) 6670 2649 or email jhewett@tweed.nsw.gov.au.