Community feedback is sought on how best to prepare for population growth in the Tweed into the future. Have your say by taking part in a Council survey on the issue before Monday 12 September.
Residents are being encouraged to complete an online survey to help guide how the Tweed grows over the next 20 years.
With the Tweed being one of the largest and fastest growing areas in regional NSW, the survey seeks to understand the community’s views on how to best accommodate that growth in a way that considers what they value most about the Tweed and also ensures the Shire is ready for the future.
The survey will capture what is important to the community when it comes to housing and employment opportunities and the results will help inform the development of a Growth Management and Housing Strategy.
The strategy will provide a clear understanding of how the Tweed’s population, housing needs and related employment-generating opportunities will change over the next 20 years. It will also set out planning principles and policy goals that protect the Shire’s natural environment, community expectations, lifestyle and heritage values.
Mayor of Tweed Shire Chris Cherry said it was important residents are involved to help guide any potential future development in a way that aligns with community values.
“We know our community values their lifestyle, our strong local community, the unique character of our villages and the quality of our natural environment,” Cr Cherry said.
“We also hear residents want to make sure there is sufficient local housing and employment land to cater for future growth, particularly for our young people.
“I really encourage the Tweed community to help us plan ahead to make sure we have the right development in the right place to meet our community’s needs into the future”
Almost 200 people have already completed the survey which will close at 4pm on Monday 12 September.
Completing the survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes. It includes multiple choice questions and a few questions requiring free-text answers. Your feedback and ideas will help Council understand more about our community’s values in relation to growth and will be used to help shape future growth options.
To complete the survey, visit yoursaytweed.com.au/growth-management-and-housing-strategy.
Photo 1: Tweed River mouth to Wollumbin Mt Warning
Caption: Community feedback is sought on how best to prepare for population growth in the Tweed into the future. Have your say by taking part in a Council survey on the issue before Monday 12 September.
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