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Council's Strategic Planning and Urban Design Unit has primary responsibility for managing new planning policy initiatives for Tweed Shire Council. The Unit is required to balance the complex demands of emerging State Government Planning legislation and policy directions, the need to continually update and improve Council's local strategies, plans and policies, as well as the processing development driven planning (rezoning) proposals.

To view Council's Strategic Planning and Urban Design Unit workplan, please visit the Strategic Land Use Planning page.

Council is currently developing a number of strategic land use plans.

Further detail on the main projects is also provided below. Please click on the headings below to view the desired information.

Shirewide Planning

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Plan
Rural Land Strategy
Rural Villages Strategy

Locality Planning

A key part of Council’s strategic land use planning is the detailed review and development of locality plans to guide future growth which is compatible with the community’s vision for the locality.

A locality plan generally involves detailed site analysis and assessment, extensive community consultation, development of a vision for the locality and development controls aimed at achieving that vision.

A number of locality plans have been completed: Pottsville; Hastings Point; Cabarita Beach; Kingscliff. The development controls within these plans can be found under the Tweed Development Control Plan (DCP) .

Fingal Head Locality Plan
Fingal Head Building Height Review
Kingscliff Locality Plan

Planning Proposals

A request to amend the zoning of land or the development standards applying to land is known as a Planning Proposal and is undertaken through the Gateway Process under the NSW planning legislation. The Department’s website outlines the process and is supported by a Guide to Preparing Planning Proposals

An online tracking system is available for any person to follow the progress of a Planning Proposal once it has been submitted to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure by Council.

The Council's Planning Unit Workplan and Priorities is adopted by Council annually. Anyone considering a new or an amendment to the Tweed Local Environmental Plan (LEP) or requiring further information on the plan making process should contact staff of Council's Planning Unit on (02) 6670 2400.

Current and completed Planning Proposals

Information relating to current and completed planning proposals can be found on the NSW Planning and Environment website.

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