Boosting housing supply, tackling affordability, and safeguarding the city against natural disasters are the Government’s priorities to ensure a strong future for Tweed.
Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts said the updated Tweed Regional City Action Plan 2036 will help shape future growth over the next 15 years and strengthen resilience in the face of climate change.
“This blueprint includes 60 actions to maximise Tweed’s potential and ensure it’s a more connected city brimming with homes, jobs, investment, natural beauty and vibrant public spaces,” Mr Roberts said.
“The plan identifies how to boost the supply of dual occupancies, terraces, and family-friendly apartments at different price points, including more social and affordable housing.
“It also includes actions to support residents impacted by natural disasters or emergencies such as the recent flooding that has devastated Australia’s east coast.
“Losing your home is one of the most heartbreaking experiences. While we can’t bring back homes, we can build resilience by updating flood risk management strategies and increasing the capacity of a pipeline from South East Queensland to Tweed, so we have safe and secure access to drinking water in times of major catastrophes.”
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the plan aims to get people out of their cars and onto the pavements by upgrading local streets, public places, and cycleways.
“In collaboration with Tweed Shire Council, we’re going to revamp Jack Evans Boat Harbour, revitalise the nightlife, and fill in the missing links of the iconic Oceanway and Riverway cycle tracks,” Mr Provest said.
“We will plant more trees and increase lighting to encourage exercise and provide a safer and more comfortable journey for walkers and cyclists.
“This plan also includes priorities to improve connections to Gold Coast International Airport, making Tweed an ideal world-class destination for visitors during the Brisbane 2032 Olympics.”
Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry said more than 150 people helped form the final vision by providing feedback during the public exhibition.
“Community input is a vital part of the planning process,” Ms Cherry said.
“There’s nothing better than listening to local knowledge to benefit our city for future generations, and I’m thrilled to watch Tweed fulfil its mission as one of the best places to live, work and play in Australia.”
To view the final plan, visit: Tweed Regional City Action Plan.