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May 12, 2021

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Tweed residents are being urged to raise cross-border issues that affect them, such as daylight saving or small business taxes, at the first visit to the Tweed on Wednesday by the NSW government’s newly appointed cross-border commissioner.

Commissioner Steve Toms will be accompanied by deputy premier Andrew Stoner and Tweed MP Geoff Provest for the community meeting at Tweed Ultima, Tweed Heads from 1pm to 2pm (DST).

Mr Provest said the commissioner would look at removing impediments or disadvantages of living close to the border and urged locals, business owners and community organisations to share their concerns directly with Mr Toms and Mr Stoner at the meeting.

People wishing to speak with the commissioner can register by emailing [email protected] or register at the door from 12.30pm.


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