This section outlines the Tweed land use planning framework and includes adopted strategic plans, Local Environmental Plans (LEPs), Development Control Plans (DCPs), Section 94 Plans, S64 Plans, Voluntary Planning Agreements and other current policies guidelines and fact sheets.
Council regularly reviews and updates plans and policies. For information on strategies, plans and policies currently being developed or under review see forward planning.
The Tweed strategic land use planning framework operates within the wider State Planning System. Local planning is informed by and must be consistent with the State planning objectives.
Strategic forward planning is the process of assessment and identification of future land uses. It is the process of planning for the future development of the Shire to accommodate forecast growth demand for housing, jobs and the location and demand of services to meet that growth. It is a process of balancing the competing needs for expansion of urban land and services with protection of sensitive environments, ensuring recreational and community needs and promoting sustainable business and employment for the Shire.
For information on strategies, plans and policies currently being developed or under review see forward planning.
The following are adopted forward plans. Please click on the headings to view the desired information...
Tweed Shire has three Local Environmental Plans: the Tweed City Centre LEP 2012, applying to the Tweed Heads CBD area; the Tweed Local Environmental Plan 2014; and the Tweed LEP 2000, which will continue to apply to the remainder of the Shire which has been deferred form the LEP 2014.
Please see the LEP extents map to find out where each LEP applies.
Council is currently considering a number of Planning Proposals, which may result in amendment to the LEPs.
Policies and Guidelines
The following documents sit parallel to the LEP and DCP in Tweed Council’s assessment of new developments:
Planning agreements outline commitments made in association with development and are regulated by the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act Section 93F.
The following documents containing Planning Agreements may also be of interest to you: