Your Say Tweed

Welcome to Tweed Shire Council's online hub for community engagement.

This is your one-stop source of information about all of Council's engagement campaigns, including access to online forums, surveys, quick polls and videos.

Whenever Council is seeking community input on a Council-related issue, it will be featured here on Your Say Tweed. Our aim is to consolidate all Council's community engagement activities in one place so you can keep up to date with what's happening locally and have your say on the things that matter to you.

We invite you to drop by regularly to see and participate in the latest issues.

Contributing your ideas is quick and easy

Registration is optional but as a registered member of Your Say Tweed you will receive the full experience of Council’s online engagement site, including the ability to participate in all the online surveys and forums.

Of course, if you'd prefer, you can continue to engage with Council via the traditional methods. Information about Council's engagement campaigns is also available at Council's Customer Service centres at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah or you can contact Council on (02) 6670 2400.

Welcome to Tweed Shire Council's online hub for community engagement.

This is your one-stop source of information about all of Council's engagement campaigns, including access to online forums, surveys, quick polls and videos.

Whenever Council is seeking community input on a Council-related issue, it will be featured here on Your Say Tweed. Our aim is to consolidate all Council's community engagement activities in one place so you can keep up to date with what's happening locally and have your say on the things that matter to you.

We invite you to drop by regularly to see and participate in the latest issues.

Contributing your ideas is quick and easy

Registration is optional but as a registered member of Your Say Tweed you will receive the full experience of Council’s online engagement site, including the ability to participate in all the online surveys and forums.

Of course, if you'd prefer, you can continue to engage with Council via the traditional methods. Information about Council's engagement campaigns is also available at Council's Customer Service centres at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah or you can contact Council on (02) 6670 2400.

News updates

  • Projects emerge from second Youth Council meeting

    about 1 month ago
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    Seeds were sown for a number of projects when the Tweed Shire Youth Council held its second meeting on Wednesday 25 May.

    Delegates from the six participating secondary schools have outlined their key projects for the coming months, and they were discussed during their second quarterly meeting at the Murwillumbah Council Chambers.

    The proposed projects included the Tweed's own marketta, following their success in other regions, and community awareness projects to address mental health for young people and youth homelessness.

    Wednesday's meeting also discussed Council's Tweed Sustainable Agriculture Strategy and a Cultural Plan for the Tweed.

    Click here to find... Continue reading

    Seeds were sown for a number of projects when the Tweed Shire Youth Council held its second meeting on Wednesday 25 May.

    Delegates from the six participating secondary schools have outlined their key projects for the coming months, and they were discussed during their second quarterly meeting at the Murwillumbah Council Chambers.

    The proposed projects included the Tweed's own marketta, following their success in other regions, and community awareness projects to address mental health for young people and youth homelessness.

    Wednesday's meeting also discussed Council's Tweed Sustainable Agriculture Strategy and a Cultural Plan for the Tweed.

    Click here to find out more about the Tweed Shire Youth Council.


  • Safety concerns bring Anchorage Island boardwalk closure

    about 1 month ago

    A timber boardwalk at Keith Curran Reserve in Tweed Heads has been closed to public access because of public safety concerns about the ageing structure.

    It is believed the boardwalk, located on the northern side of Anchorage Island, was constructed in the early 1990s to enable users to walk out over the mangroves and provide access to public land in the Anchorage development.

    A routine inspection of the boardwalk in April 2016 revealed several sections of the 200-metre-long structure have reached the end of their lifespan. As a result, the full length of the structure will be closed while Council... Continue reading

    A timber boardwalk at Keith Curran Reserve in Tweed Heads has been closed to public access because of public safety concerns about the ageing structure.

    It is believed the boardwalk, located on the northern side of Anchorage Island, was constructed in the early 1990s to enable users to walk out over the mangroves and provide access to public land in the Anchorage development.

    A routine inspection of the boardwalk in April 2016 revealed several sections of the 200-metre-long structure have reached the end of their lifespan. As a result, the full length of the structure will be closed while Council identifies necessary repairs and considers available options, including:

    o Renewing the existing structure

    · Investigate the state of the existing piles and other structural components and their capacity to comply with current Australian Standards.

    · If this review is favourable:

    · consider options and estimate costs to renew the structure

    · estimate how long the useful life of the structure would be extended by the repairs

    o Remove and replace the structure

    · Consider the existing structure’s purpose and identify options that would fulfil this purpose.

    · The replacement structure might be different in form to the existing boardwalk.

    o Remove the structure with no replacement

    Public expectations, environmental and social values and budgetary constraints will be considered when assessing all three options.

    As part of those considerations, Council would like to know the level of public use and invites feedback from the community. Click here to email your feedback.

    For more information, visit www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/BoatRamps or phone Council on (02) 6670 2400.
  • Shopfront concludes after thousands visit

    2 months ago
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    Around 2000 people took the opportunity to visit the Kingscliff Matters shopfront while the pop-up store was open in Marine Parade for nine weeks.

    Thank you to everyone who dropped into the temporary shopfront while it was open from 22 February to 22 April, to answer questions and provide further information about a number of current projects important to the Kingscliff district.

    Many of the town's residents and many visitors to the popular seaside destination spent time at talking to Council staff about the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation, the Kingscliff Locality Plan and Kingscliff - Dreamtime Beach Coastal Zone Management... Continue reading


    Around 2000 people took the opportunity to visit the Kingscliff Matters shopfront while the pop-up store was open in Marine Parade for nine weeks.

    Thank you to everyone who dropped into the temporary shopfront while it was open from 22 February to 22 April, to answer questions and provide further information about a number of current projects important to the Kingscliff district.

    Many of the town's residents and many visitors to the popular seaside destination spent time at talking to Council staff about the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation, the Kingscliff Locality Plan and Kingscliff - Dreamtime Beach Coastal Zone Management Plan.

    Keep an eye on the Your Say Tweed pages for each of these projects for further updates, including feedback received at the shopfront.

  • New Youth Council meets for first time

    4 months ago

    A new Tweed Shire Youth Council met for the first time on Wednesday 24 February, bringing together second school students from throughout the district.

    The Tweed Shire Youth Council is a student leadership and civic program to involve young people in local government decision making, to build a resilient youth population and provide opportunities for young people to reach their full potential.

    Click here to find out more.

    A new Tweed Shire Youth Council met for the first time on Wednesday 24 February, bringing together second school students from throughout the district.

    The Tweed Shire Youth Council is a student leadership and civic program to involve young people in local government decision making, to build a resilient youth population and provide opportunities for young people to reach their full potential.

    Click here to find out more.

  • Sizing up Fingal Head development

    4 months ago

    Building heights in Fingal Head are being reviewed by Council to understand community concerns about building height, appearance and amenity in the village.

    The review relates to all land in the Fingal Head locality and was initiated because of community concerns about building height measurements outlined in the Tweed Local Environmental Plan 2014.

    Click here for more information.


    Building heights in Fingal Head are being reviewed by Council to understand community concerns about building height, appearance and amenity in the village.

    The review relates to all land in the Fingal Head locality and was initiated because of community concerns about building height measurements outlined in the Tweed Local Environmental Plan 2014.

    Click here for more information.


  • A $21.2 million investment to protect and reinvigorate the Kingscliff CBD

    5 months ago
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    The Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation is a three-stage $21.2 million project being undertaken by Council to protect and enhance facilities along the Kingscliff CBD coastline.

    • Stage 1 will construct a permanent sea wall to protect the Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club, Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park and Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club from erosion caused by storm events and projected sea level rises
    • Stage 2 will refurbish and modernise the facilities and services at Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park, to better meet the demands of the visitors to the town, including a greater emphasis on cabin accommodation.
    • Stage 3 will... Continue reading


    The Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation is a three-stage $21.2 million project being undertaken by Council to protect and enhance facilities along the Kingscliff CBD coastline.

    • Stage 1 will construct a permanent sea wall to protect the Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club, Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park and Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club from erosion caused by storm events and projected sea level rises
    • Stage 2 will refurbish and modernise the facilities and services at Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park, to better meet the demands of the visitors to the town, including a greater emphasis on cabin accommodation.
    • Stage 3 will create a Kingscliff Central Park, a community hub linking the Kingscliff central business district with the beach by providing oceans views from CBD businesses on Marine Park and establishing paths for improved beach access.
    Visit the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation page.

  • Community celebration for Razorback reopening

    6 months ago
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    Around 140 people attended a free community breakfast at Tom Beatson Outlook on Friday 15 January, to celebrate the popular Tweed Heads park’s reopening following its upgrade late last year.

    “While people have been enjoying renewed access to the outlook during the holiday period, we wanted to have a community celebration because of Razorback’s importance to so many people,” Council’s Director Community and Natural Resources, Tracey Stinson, said.

    "The number of people who joined us for the breakfast, from many different walks of life, demonstrated how this site means so many things for so many people."



    Around 140 people attended a free community breakfast at Tom Beatson Outlook on Friday 15 January, to celebrate the popular Tweed Heads park’s reopening following its upgrade late last year.

    “While people have been enjoying renewed access to the outlook during the holiday period, we wanted to have a community celebration because of Razorback’s importance to so many people,” Council’s Director Community and Natural Resources, Tracey Stinson, said.

    "The number of people who joined us for the breakfast, from many different walks of life, demonstrated how this site means so many things for so many people."



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  • A strategy for events in the Tweed

    7 months ago
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    Community members are invited to speak up on how the Tweed supports, develops and attracts events in the region.

    The Draft Tweed Shire Council Events Strategy 2016-2020 is on public exhibition until 11 January 2016 and submissions will be accepted until 25 January.

    Priorities of the strategy include supporting existing event organisers, making the most of the Tweed as an event destination, improving expertise and growth and creating a customer service-centred ‘one-stop shop’ for approvals within Council.

    Focusing on the next four years, the strategy realigns the Tweed’s position on events with that of the community’s and... Continue reading

    Community members are invited to speak up on how the Tweed supports, develops and attracts events in the region.

    The Draft Tweed Shire Council Events Strategy 2016-2020 is on public exhibition until 11 January 2016 and submissions will be accepted until 25 January.

    Priorities of the strategy include supporting existing event organisers, making the most of the Tweed as an event destination, improving expertise and growth and creating a customer service-centred ‘one-stop shop’ for approvals within Council.

    Focusing on the next four years, the strategy realigns the Tweed’s position on events with that of the community’s and identifies five themes central to the Tweed – Sport, Food, Music, Arts/Culture and Environment events.

    To view the Draft Tweed Shire Council Events Strategy 2016 – 2020, visit www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/OnExhibition or visit Council’s administration offices in Murwillumbah or Tweed Heads.

    Written submissions are invited until close of business on Monday 25 January 2016. Submissions should be posted to the General Manager, Tweed Shire Council, PO Box 816, Murwillumbah NSW 2484 or emailed to tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au


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  • Review of bin services for multi-unit residential properties

    7 months ago
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    Council is reviewing all residentially rated properties in Tweed Shire to ensure the correct waste charges are applied to each property, and that each has equal opportunity to access the required garbage and recycling services.

    Approximately 30 per cent of all residentially-rated multi-unit properties in Tweed Shire are currently paying for their garbage and recycling collection services via their Body Corporate or Strata, for services provided by Council or a private contractor. These charges are forwarded to the managing agent, who passes the charges on to each individual property.

    Under State Government legislation, from 1 July 2016, Council will send... Continue reading


    Council is reviewing all residentially rated properties in Tweed Shire to ensure the correct waste charges are applied to each property, and that each has equal opportunity to access the required garbage and recycling services.

    Approximately 30 per cent of all residentially-rated multi-unit properties in Tweed Shire are currently paying for their garbage and recycling collection services via their Body Corporate or Strata, for services provided by Council or a private contractor. These charges are forwarded to the managing agent, who passes the charges on to each individual property.

    Under State Government legislation, from 1 July 2016, Council will send compulsory garbage and recycling service charges direct to all individual unit owners, as part of their rates.

    Click here to find out more
  • Complete sand bypass survey for chance to win GoPro

    7 months ago

    Tweed residents are being invited to complete a survey about the Tweed Sand Bypassing Project, to evaluate community awareness and understanding of the project.

    Everyone who completes the survey before 19 December, by visiting www.tweedsandbypass.nsw.gov.au/survey or phoning the Project Office on (02) 6620 5506, goes into a draw to win a GoPro Camera.

    Council is a partner in the project, along with the Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypassing Company, Gold Coast City Council, and the NSW and Queensland governments.

    The project has been operating for the past 10 years, moving sand between Letitia Spit and beaches on the southern Gold... Continue reading

    Tweed residents are being invited to complete a survey about the Tweed Sand Bypassing Project, to evaluate community awareness and understanding of the project.

    Everyone who completes the survey before 19 December, by visiting www.tweedsandbypass.nsw.gov.au/survey or phoning the Project Office on (02) 6620 5506, goes into a draw to win a GoPro Camera.

    Council is a partner in the project, along with the Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypassing Company, Gold Coast City Council, and the NSW and Queensland governments.

    The project has been operating for the past 10 years, moving sand between Letitia Spit and beaches on the southern Gold Coast.

    The survey is designed to help the Project Office connect with residents, beach users, surfers and the boating community, by identifying what the community knows and wants to know about the sand bypassing process.