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This section outlines the Tweed land use planning framework and includes adopted strategic plans, Local Environmental Plans (LEPs), Development Control Plans (DCPs), Section 7.11 (formerly 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.

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 Urban and Employment Lands Release Strategy 2009
Retail Policy
Heritage
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
Tweed River Estuary Bank Management Plan 2000
Vegetation Management Strategy
Tweed Coast Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management

Statutory Plans

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.

Tweed Local Environmental Plan 2014
Tweed Local Environmental Plan 2000
Tweed City Centre Local Environmental Plan 2012
Tweed Development Control Plan 2008

Tweed Development Control Plan 2008 The Development Control Plan (DCP) contains detailed guidelines that illustrate the controls that apply to a particular type of development or in a particular area. A DCP implements the Far North Coast Regional Strategy and supplements the Local Environmental Plan and is made according to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

For information on draft DCPs currently being developed or under review see forward planning.

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Tweed Development Control Plan (Cover Sheet) (305kb)
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Section A2 – Site Access and Parking Code (672kb)
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Section A4 – Advertising Signs Code (272kb)
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Section A6 – Biting Midge and Mosquito Control (1,583kb)
Section A7 – Child Care Centres (48kb)
Section A8 – Brothels Policy (102kb)
Section A9 – Energy Smart Homes Policy (1.96mb)
Section A10 – Exempt and Complying Development (262kb)
Section A11 (repealed) – Public Notification of Development Proposals (43kb)
Section A12 (repealed) – Dual Occupancy Controls (55kb)
Section A13 – Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (94kb)
Section A14 (repealed) – Cut and Fill on Residential Land (50kb)
Section A15 - Waste Minimisation and Management (708kb)
Section A16 - Preservation of Trees or Vegetation (320kb)
Section A17 - Business, Enterprise Corridor and General Industrial Zones (5.17mb)
Section A18 - Heritage (4.20mb)
Section A19 - Biodiversity and Habitat Management (4.96mb)
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Section B2 – Tweed City Centre (7.40mb)
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Section B4 – West Kingscliff (351kb)
Section B5 – Casuarina Beach (360kb)
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Section B7 (repealed) – Cobaki Lakes (21kb)
Section B8 – Keith Compton Drive (521kb)
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Section B11 – Seaside City - Repealed 13 April 2016
Section B12 – Fraser Drive, Banora Point (154kb)
Section B13 (repealed) – Marana Park Estate Density Controls (43kb)
Section B14 (repealed) - Peter Street (South) Residential Development Controls (57kb)
Section B15 – Seabreeze Estate – Pottsville (4.16mb)
Section B16 (repealed) – Kingscliff
Section B17 - Planning Controls - Friday Island, Bogangar (228kb)
Section B18 (repealed) - Tweed Coast Building Heights
Section B19 - Bogangar / Cabarita Beach Locality Plan (4.47mb)
Section B20 - Uki Village (2.14mb)
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Section B27 - 61 Marana Street Bilambil Heights (1,264kb)
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Section 64 Developer Charges
S7.11 (formerly S94) Developer Contributions

Policies and Guidelines

The following documents sit parallel to the LEP and DCP in Tweed Council’s assessment of new developments:


Planning Agreements Register

Planning agreements outline commitments made in association with development and are regulated by the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act Section 7.4.

The Planning Agreements are listed below:

1 Ozone Street Planning Agreement
Altitude Aspire Planning Agreement
Seaside City Planning Agreement
Pottsville Employment Lands Planning Agreement
Mooball Village Planning Agreement
River Retreat Caravan Park Planning Agreement
74-76 Pearl Street Planning Agreement
77 Mahers Lane, Terranora

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