Infrastructure and industrial precincts
Strong infrastructure is the backbone of any growing economy.
The Tweed possesses the necessary infrastructure to support your business now and into the future, conveniently located in proximity to major road and air transport routes.
The Pacific Highway transverses the Shire and is a strategic regional corridor providing fast, efficient links between Brisbane and Sydney connecting the major population centres along the NSW Coast as well as South East Queensland including the Gold Coast. The broader Northern Rivers Region has strong links to the New England Region to the west.
The Gold Coast Airport is located on the border of the Tweed Shire and City of Gold Coast. It is Australia’s sixth busiest and fastest growing airport and provides flights to major Australian cities as well as direct international flights to Japan, China, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and Fiji.
Airport services include freight handling facilities to cater for the growing air freight demand of the region. Future plans for Gold Coast Airport include development of a multi-modal transport interchange comprising of coordinated air, road, heavy rail and light rail facilities and services. Refer to the Gold Coast Airport website for more information.
Tweed Shire Council operates the Murwillumbah Airfield which is open to use by general aviation. For further information refer to the Bob Whittle Murwillumbah Airfield page.
The Tweed is conveniently located between two major ports which can be accessed via the Pacific Highway. Port of Brisbane is 90 minutes to the north whilst the Port of Yamba is approximately two hours to the south. Both Ports are a security regulated international trading port.
A number of commercial fishing ports operate within The Tweed and Northern Rivers region that benefit from convenient access to freight services and impound facilities at Gold Coast Airport.
The Tweed is serviced by good mobile broad ban coverage for all populated areas and reliable ADSL broad band service to all major populated areas.
The whole of the Shire has a mix of Fixed Wireless, satellite and FTTN (Fixed To The Node) Broadband connection as part of the National NBN on going rollout which will be substantially completed by the end of 2016 (a few areas to be completed by 2017). Satellite will be provided in areas that are not serviced by FTTN.
Find out more about the NBN rollout or go to our Telecommunications page for more information regarding telecommunications infrastructure and the digital economy in The Tweed.
The Tweed has a reliable water supply to meet all residential and industrial needs sourced predominately via natural flows from the Tweed and Oxley Rivers and supplemented by releases from Clarrie Hall Dam.
The Tweed has a number of industrial precincts suitable for a variety of industries and purposes, all within easy access of the major transport routes. In addition to established industrial precincts, The Tweed has approximately a further 31 hectares of industrial zoned land to cater for future growth.
General industrial precincts
133 ha less than 15 mins from the M1 which is a mix of established and new industrial lots.
|Tweed Heads South
||23 ha at Enterprise Avenue adjacent to Pacific Highway which is predominately an established precinct with some land available for future development.
||13 ha adjacent to the Pacific Highway at Ourimbah Road and only a few minutes from the Tweed Heads commercial precincts.
77 ha adjacent to the Pacific Highway comprising a mix of established areas and future development areas.
Additional general industrial zones (zone IN1)
|Tweed Heads West
||16 ha only 500 m from the Pacific Highway at Taringa Street with an approval for a 37 lot industrial subdivision.
||12 ha adjacent to the Pacific Highway zoned for future development.
In addition to the general industrial precincts, The Tweed has a number of precincts suitable to light industrial uses, warehouse premises and supporting facilities and businesses.
||24 ha along Tweed Valley Way zoned B5 – Business development.
|Tweed Heads South
||65 ha adjacent to the Pacific Highway zoned B5
|Tweed Heads West
||5 ha zoned B7 Business Park suitable for a range of office and light industrial uses