About the Tweeda
Covering an area of thirteen hundred and three square kilometres the Tweed adjoins the NSW Local Government Areas of Byron, Lismore and Kyogle, with the NSW/Queensland border to its north where it divides the twin towns of Tweed Heads and Coolangatta.
Tweed's population is approximately 90,000 with a growth rate of two point five per cent per year the population is estimated to reach one hundred and twenty five thousand people by twenty thirty one (2031). The diverse population is geographically spread between urban communities, coastal and rural towns and more than fifteen villages.
Featuring thirty seven kilometres of coastline, the Tweed boasts a unique environment high in biodiversity and is located within one of the largest natural erosion calderas in the world.
The stunning centrepiece of the Tweed, where the sun first hits the Australian continent, is Wollumbin / Mount Warning which is surrounded by national parks forming the caldera of the fertile Tweed Valley.
The Tweed has two public hospitals, thirty four primary schools, nine secondary schools, three public libraries, two TAFE campuses, three public swimming pools, more than four hundred and eighty parks and reserves and more than thirty five sports fields.
With more than 9800 GST registered businesses the retail, hospitality, agricultural and tourism industries are major employers.
Welcoming more than 1.2 million visitors a year the Tweed is perfectly positioned between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay and offers great accessibility with the Gold Coast Airport our gateway to Australia and the world.
Tweed Shire Council, the largest Council on the north coast of New South Wales, was declared in 1947 following the amalgamation of the municipality of Murwillumbah and Shire of Tweed.
Tweed Shire Council has an annual budget of approximately $200 million dollars and is the largest employer in the Tweed with a workforce of over 700 employees across a wide range of programs and services.
Council delivers these services for the 35,000 ratepayers and 90,000 plus residents who call the Tweed home.