Sustainable Agriculture Strategy

Agriculture is one of the main land uses in the Tweed Shire.

However, a range of social, economic and environmental pressures - including an ageing farming population, changing land uses and increasing variability of environmental factors - are impacting on the viability of agriculture in the Tweed.

Council is developing a Tweed Shire Sustainable Agriculture Strategy that will identify actions to meet these challenges.

Click here to provide your input by completing the community survey.


Agriculture is one of the main land uses in the Tweed Shire.

However, a range of social, economic and environmental pressures - including an ageing farming population, changing land uses and increasing variability of environmental factors - are impacting on the viability of agriculture in the Tweed.

Council is developing a Tweed Shire Sustainable Agriculture Strategy that will identify actions to meet these challenges.

Click here to provide your input by completing the community survey.


News updates

  • Final stages to develop Sustainable Agriculture Strategy

    7 months ago

    Council is entering the final stages of community engagement to develop the Tweed Sustainable Agriculture Strategy, with a number of opportunities for the community to provide input during the next few months.

    Council staff will be available to discuss options for a sustainable agriculture future when they attend the Murwillumbah Show on 6 and 7 November and at the Murwillumbah Farmers' Market on 11 November.

    Tell us what you think about agriculture and Council’s involvement with the farming community by completing the questionnaire. Everyone who completes the questionnaire online or at the information stalls will have a chance to... Continue reading

    Council is entering the final stages of community engagement to develop the Tweed Sustainable Agriculture Strategy, with a number of opportunities for the community to provide input during the next few months.

    Council staff will be available to discuss options for a sustainable agriculture future when they attend the Murwillumbah Show on 6 and 7 November and at the Murwillumbah Farmers' Market on 11 November.

    Tell us what you think about agriculture and Council’s involvement with the farming community by completing the questionnaire. Everyone who completes the questionnaire online or at the information stalls will have a chance to win vouchers to spend at the local farmers' market.


  • Look back at the Sustainable Agriculture discussion paper

    7 months ago

    A discussion paper was developed in 2011 to describe the background and extent of agriculture in the Tweed Shire.

    Click here to read the discussion paper

    The discussion paper also outlined a range of key challenges for agriculture in Tweed Shire.

    It posed questions about how to balance environmental, social and economic considerations in the Tweed's agricultural and food production systems, and sought public feedback.

    In response to feedback, Council is developing a draft strategy which is scheduled to be adopted in early 2016 and will go on public exhibition for up to three months.

    Council discussions with the farming... Continue reading

    A discussion paper was developed in 2011 to describe the background and extent of agriculture in the Tweed Shire.

    Click here to read the discussion paper

    The discussion paper also outlined a range of key challenges for agriculture in Tweed Shire.

    It posed questions about how to balance environmental, social and economic considerations in the Tweed's agricultural and food production systems, and sought public feedback.

    In response to feedback, Council is developing a draft strategy which is scheduled to be adopted in early 2016 and will go on public exhibition for up to three months.

    Council discussions with the farming industry and the broader community are ongoing and will continue during the exhibition period.

    All community feedback received will be considered to help finalise the strategy.