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Economic Development Unit

Tweed Shire Council’s Economic Development Unit is committed to enabling business growth of the Shire and is responsible for implementing the Tweed Shire Economic Development Strategy.

Contact staff of the Economic Development Unit if you require advice and assistance regarding establishing your business in the Shire on 02 6670 2581 and 02 6670 2422 or via email at

Tweed Shire Council Business Investment Policy

Council offers a range of discounts and payment options to business for infrastructure charges which may result from development applications. The range on incentives has been developed to suite many different business sizes. Your business you may be eligible to receive staged payments of water and sewer headworks charges (s64 Developer Contribution Charges), staged payments of Tweed Roads Contribution Plan (s94 Developer Contribution Charges) and concessions.

Refer to the Business Investment Policy (398kB PDF) for more information or contact the Economic Development Unit on 02 6670 2581 or via email at

Procurement Policy

It is recognised that there is a positive economic impact on the local economy through increased use of local suppliers. Council's Procurement Policy identifies a preference to local goods and suppliers as a means of stimulating the Tweed Shire economy. Refer to the Procurement Policy (170kB PDF) for more information.

Business Resources

Business Support - Business Resources Discover a range business assistance services and business links to support you in your business.


Chambers of Commerce

Business Support - Chambers of Commerce The Tweed has three active business chambers supported by the NSW Business Chamber.


In Good Company

The Northern Rivers is an amazing place to be in business, with a calibre of entrepreneurial spirit and sustainable business acumen that is unrivalled.In Good Company

The ‘in good company’ Northern Rivers project has been developed as a project and campaign driver for keeping business in the region and attracting business to the region. We invite you to be part of the project as we celebrate, connect and collaborate to enhance business opportunities and facilitate economic development.

Initiated by the NSW Business Chamber, in partnership with the seven local Government Councils of the Northern Rivers (Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Clarence Valley), Regional Development Australia, Southern Cross University and supported by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, the project will celebrate, connect and collaborate to enhance business opportunities and facilitate economic development.

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