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Strong infrastructure is the backbone of any growing economy. The Tweed Shire possesses the necessary infrastructure to support your business now and into the future. The Tweed is conveniently located in proximity to major road and air transport routes.

Transport

Road

The Pacific Highway transverses the Shire and is a strategic regional corridor providing fast, efficient links between Brisbane and Sydney connecting the major population centres along the NSW Coast as well as South East Queensland including the Gold Coast. The broader Northern Rivers Region has strong links to the New England Region to the west.

Air

The Gold Coast Airport is located on the border of the Tweed Shire and City of Gold Coast. It is Australia’s sixth busiest and fastest growing airport and provides flights to major Australian cities as well as direct international flights to Japan, China, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and Fiji.

Airport services include freight handling facilities to cater for the growing air freight demand of the region. Future plans for Gold Coast Airport include development of a multi-modal transport interchange comprising of coordinated air, road, heavy rail and light rail facilities and services. Refer to the Gold Coast Airport (external link) website for more information.

Tweed Shire Council operates the Murwillumbah Airfield which is open to use by general aviation. For further information refer to the Bob Whittle Murwillumbah Airfield page.

Sea

The Tweed is conveniently located between two major ports which can be accessed via the Pacific Highway. Port of Brisbane (external link) is 90 minutes to the north whilst the Port of Yamba (external link) is approximately two hours to the south. Both Ports are a security regulated international trading port.

A number of commercial fishing ports operate within The Tweed and Northern Rivers region that benefit from convenient access to freight services and impound facilities at Gold Coast Airport.

Water Supply

The Tweed has a reliable water supply to meet all residential and industrial needs sourced predominately via natural flows from the Tweed and Oxley Rivers and supplemented by releases from Clarrie Hall Dam. More information regarding water and wastewater facilities can be found on the Water and Wastewater web page.

Telecommunications

The Tweed is serviced by good mobile broad ban coverage for all populated areas and reliable ADSL broad band service to all major populated areas.

The whole of the Shire has a mix of Fixed Wireless, satellite and FTTN (Fixed To The Node) Broadband connection as part of the National NBN on going rollout which will be substantially completed by the end of 2016 (a few areas to be completed by 2017). Satellite will be provided in areas that are not serviced by FTTN.

To find out more about the NBN rollout refer to NBNCo.com.au (external link) or go to our Telecommunications page for more information regarding telecommunications infrastructure and the digital economy in The Tweed.

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