People and communities

We wish to acknowledge the Ngandowal and Minyungbal speaking people of the Bundjalung Country, in particular the Goodjinburra, Tul-gi-gin and Moorung – Moobah clans, as being the traditional owners and custodians of the land and waters within the Tweed Shire boundaries. We also acknowledge and respect the Tweed Aboriginal community’s right to speak for its Country and to care for its traditional Country in accordance with its lore, customs and traditions.

Council has developed a Reconciliation Action Plan(PDF, 2MB), the first ever developed between the Tweed Shire Council and the Aboriginal Advisory Committee to Council. Read more about Aboriginal cultural heritage.

The Community Services Team works with particular groups to understand their needs, recognise possible gaps in service delivery and identify any barriers to full enjoyment of community life.

Through ongoing community engagement, strategies are developed and implemented to address issues that have been identified. Each team member has a comprehensive work plan in place detailed in the 4 year Delivery Program and annual Operational Plan that reflects objectives of the 10 year Community Strategic Plan.

When developing social/community plans, the Division of Local Government requires that community consultation include the following 8 groups: