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Editorial – Ewingsdale development creep rejected by residents

A petition of 294 signatures against rezoning Ewingsdale farmland to commercial use will be presented to councillors for their upcoming Thursday meeting.

Tweed Labor candidate Reece Byrnes has criticised Tweed Shire Council for failing to do more to support local small business.

He said yesterday, ‘empty shops and deserted businesses districts [were] bad for business, bad for workers, and bad for locals’.

The Tweed Labor team said that if elected they would:

  • make the development application process transparent and set clear time guidelines within which applications should be assessed
  • launch a business expo to promote local business opportunities and to enable existing businesses to promote their services
  • create an information point to provide advice about business and employment assistance opportunities that are available locally.

‘The council cannot by itself find all the answers but by working together with the local community, and by promoting local business opportunities and providing appropriate resources, council can help kick-start the Tweed economy,’ said fellow candidate Michael Armstrong.

 


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