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Stone & Wood

Stone and Wood Award winning brewery, Stone & Wood, relocated their brewing operations from Byron Bay to Murwillumbah in 2014. Council worked extensively with the company to facilitate its expansion into the Tweed.

We set up our second brewery in Murwillumbah in 2014 as we had outgrown our original brewing facility in Byron Bay. For Stone & Wood, the new brewing site in Murwillumbah is ideally located within a region that has an incredible community and natural beauty. Choosing to set up our larger brewing facility within the area has been great for many reasons. It has allowed us to be close to many of the local suppliers & services who have grown with us. Its proximity and ease of access to efficient transport and highways has been a bonus. The ability for Stone & Wood to continue to grow within the region will also beneficial into the future.

The role the Tweed Shire Council has played in facilitating the set-up of our brewery has been invaluable. The Council have worked with us on implementing our sustainability initiatives and have understood our changing needs as we continue to grow within the community. We very much look forward to working with the Tweed Shire Council as Stone & Wood continues to brew great beers for the Northern Rivers region. (Brad Rogers, Cofounder / Director of Stone & Wood Brewing Co)

Council provided financial incentives to enable the expansion of Stone & Wood in the form of deferred payments of development charges under Council’s Business Investment Policy. Visit the Business Support page for more information about the Business Investment Policy.

Husk Distillery

Nestled among cane fields on the Tweed River, Husk Distillery produces a uniquely local rum and gin. The facility has approval for expansion to include a café, tours and cellar door sales setting it up to become a destination showcasing the diversity of The Tweed’s rural and agricultural areas.

The Tweed Valley is a wonderful place to live and set up a new business with beautiful landscapes, beaches, rivers and mountains as well as terrific access, infrastructure, services and skills. Throughout the complex and demanding process of securing a Development Approval for our project, we found council officers to be helpful and supportive. (Paul Messenger, Founder/Distiller at Husk Distillers)

Food Smith

Food Smith Located in the recently upgraded Bay Street, Tweed Heads, Food Smith Café and Pantry specialises in goods made on premises from local produce. Food Smith is a participant in the Scores on Doors program which highlights premises with outstanding food safety compliance standards.

Tweed Shire Council was very supportive and of immense assistance when we were planning and building our cafe. We received valuable guidance when initially undertaking the feasibility of our cafe project and the support and guidance offered to us meant we were able create a business that was fully compliant and ready to trade in the shortest time possible. We were treated with respect and still continue to be kept up to date with information relevant to our business. (Glenn and Sarah Smith, Owners).

Keith Coffee and Barber

The Keith Coffee and Barber have brought new life to an old butchers shop in Murwillumbah by repurposing an old cold room into a gentleman’s barber. The remainder of the shop has been turned into an artisan coffee bar.

We have lived and worked in the area for the past 2.5 years and have found the community here to be supportive and embracing both socially and from a business perspective. When we opened the barber and coffee shop, 5 months ago, the town supported us from day one and we have continued to grow week to week. While paperwork has never been either of our strong points, which made the development application process a little intimidating, we found everyone on Council helpful and happy to spend the time with us to get us through it. The Tweed is an amazing area and we feel it is going to continue to grow as more people move to the area looking for a better lifestyle. (Katie, Owner).

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