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Tweed shopping centre set to expand

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The Tweed’s major retail shopping centre, Tweed City, is set to get much bigger with a plan to rezone adjoining properties placed on public exhibition for two weeks from today.

Fifteen properties, currently zoned residential, commercial and open-space recreation, which surround Tweed City on Kirkwood Road and Minjungbal Drive, were bought over the past few years by the centre’s owners with the view of expanding to cater for future population growth.

The planning proposal, by Urbis Pty Ltd on behalf of centre managers Dexus Property Group, aims to consolidate the properties with a general business zoning to enable the redevelopment of the existing site.

Planning minister Brad Hazzard has directed the proposal be exhibited under the government’s fast-tracking ‘gateway’ determination process.

A council report says the acquired properties need rezoning to accommodate future expansion ‘and arguably their full potential’.

It says the rezoning would help ‘in reinforcing the precinct’s primary objective as a major commercial retail hub’, and the expansion would provide a direct benefit with an increased range of services and employment.

‘Whether the technical (largely traffic) and policy aspects of the proposal likewise support the proposal is unclear at this stage and will be investigated in detail prior to any public exhibition, they said in their report last December,’ planners said in their report.

They say the proposed rezoning would further consolidate the Tweed Heads South business area and was consistent with the development control plan for the site.

The proposal can be viewed on council’s website www.tweed.nsw.gov.au through the ‘On Exhibition’ link.

Submissions close on Friday 17 August.


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