Tweed Shire Council in collaboration with the Department of Planning’s City Centre Taskforce has prepared a new suite of planning documents for the Tweed City Centre area. The Tweed City Centre Plan is the first step in delivering this positive future for Tweed Heads, the progress of which will be monitored over time. The suite of plans includes the following:
The City Centre Vision
This document describes a vision for the regional city, provides information on the history and development context, and includes an action plan to facilitate the city’s growth. It sets a strategic framework for the city centre to grow into a prosperous, vibrant and attractive city.
Local Environmental Plan (LEP)
The LEP covers the area of Tweed City Centre North.
The LEP is the statutory planning framework that establishes zoning, heights, floor space ratios and the main provisions for development across the city centre. The Tweed City Centre LEP is based on the new Standard Instrument (LEPs) Order 2006 that now applies to all councils in NSW.
Development Control Plan (DCP) (Section B2 of the Tweed Development Control Plan 2008)
The DCP covers the area of Tweed City Centre North and South.
The DCP outlines the more detailed planning provisions for the built form such as pedestrian amenity, access and environmental management for future development in the city centre. It establishes controls for building setbacks, awnings, and separations between buildings in order to ensure amenity and good city form within the city centre.
The suite of Tweed City Centre Plans were considered and adopted at Council’s 13 December 2011 meeting. The Tweed City Centre LEP 2012 was ultimately made on 18 January 2013.
Copies of the Vision, LEP written instrument and associated mapping and Section B2 of the Tweed DCP 2008 can be viewed here: