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Tweed Shire Council aims to improve how we plan, manage and deliver community and cultural facilities across the shire. In October 2014 Council adopted the Community Infrastructure Framework (189kB PDF) . The framework adopted a network approach, which means that Council will consider how we will deisgn, locate and manage facilities to complement existing community facilities and spaces across Tweed Shire (rather than operating an individual facilities).

To help us do this, we gathered information from community and tenants / occupants of Council's community and cultural facilities. Analysis of Council's asset management records and audits were also conducted. This information helps us to understand the community's current and future infrastructure needs. We validated these findings with Council, key stakeholders and the general community throughout 2019.

The Community Facilities Plan 2019 - 2036 (4.22mB PDF) provides direction on the where and when Council plans to deliver community facilities over the next 20 years. The next steps is for Council to conduct site planning and feasibility analysis and update section 7.11’s pertaining to community and cultural facilities.

Principles that guide this work

Provide a network of accessible, welcoming and activated places for the whole community - supporting people to build social connections and active lifestyles.
  • Lead by example - promoting universal access and social inclusion.
  • Provide facilities in a timely manner to meet the needs.
  • Maximise use of existing facilities and co-locate compatible activities.
  • Access to public transport.
  • Partnerships with the private, community sector and other levels of government.
  • Deliver high quality urban design with safe and visible facilities.
  • Support disadvantaged communities and isolated areas.
  • Support sustainable facilities that are efficient, viable and affordable to run.
  • Involve community members.
For further information about Council's Community Infrastructure Planning, please contact the Community Development Officer - Social Planning on (02) 6670 2275.

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