‘LIVING and Loving the Tweed’ is the theme of Council’s Draft Community Strategic Plan 2017-2027 which went on public exhibition this week for community comment.
The primary purpose of the plan is to document the community’s priorities for the next decade and to define Council’s related goals, strategies and targets.
Tweed Mayor Katie Milne said a comprehensive community engagement process over the 58 days of the public exhibition would provide a variety of ways for people to learn more about the plan and provide further input.
“This plan aims to set out the community’s vision and Council’s commitment for the Tweed for the next 10 years,” she said.
“A lot of people are doing it tough and our environment is suffering too. The most effective strategies need to be identified so we can all flourish with our limited resources.
“We must urgently progress the opportunities of a better, fairer and more creative, clean, green future that is essential now more than ever with climate change.
“It’s imperative we get our priorities right so our future communities benefit rather than be left more vulnerable.
“The draft plan has been shaped by thousands of initial contributions and conversations from the community; through our shire-wide survey and many community engagement events.
“It’s important the whole spectrum of the community is represented in this plan and particularly in this final public exhibition period, so please have your say.”
A series of community engagement events will be held across the Tweed in January and February to take the discussion out into the community.
A final version of the Community Strategic Plan will be adopted in mid-2017, accompanied by a delivery program which outlines the projects to be undertaken to achieve the plan’s broader visions.
To view the Draft Community Strategic Plan and for information on making a submission please visit
For further background on the project, community engagement activities and the related ‘Tweed the Future is
Ours’ initiative, please visit: http://yoursaytweed.com.au/ttfio