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April 24, 2021

District of Tweed overview and candidate profiles

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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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Federal Government grants for infrastructure improvements – Tweed

Tweed Shire Council today announced more than $3.75 million in Federal Government grants for 10 infrastructure projects in the area.

Upside down river

Richard White, East Ballina I was going to deride the various government departments and agencies (DPI, DPE, OEH, EPA etc) that...

Housing crisis and Council

Avital Sheffer, Mullumbimby Population growth in this Shire is inevitable like it or not. Those who are being pushed out by...

Increase in remote access scams

Local financial institutions say there has been an increase in remote access scams experienced by customers recently.

Upgrades for Lighthouse Parade in Ballina

One of the showcase areas of Ballina is about to get a safety and aesthetic upgrade, with the Lighthouse Parade Pedestrian Precinct and Road Safety Project commencing soon.

Byron Drag Racers World Record

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

Collected on this page are key Echonetdaily articles for the electoral district of Tweed including an overview of the electorate and profiles for all candidates.

A changing guard in seat of Tweed

The seat of Tweed has been a hard-fought battleground for Labor and the incumbent Nationals for the past 10 years or more.

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Geoff Provest, Nationals Tweed candidate

Geoff has been the Nationals state Member for Tweed since defeating the Labor incumbent in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011. He is currently the parliamentary secretary to the deputy premier and for regional roads.

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Andrea Vickers, Tweed Greens candidate

As a regional resident for 15 years, Andrea Vickers is committed to creating a strong and sustainable economic, social and environmental base for Tweed. She has seen the need for better service delivery and a long term economic strategy for the electorate.

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Ron Goodman, ALP candidate for Tweed

I’m seeking your support as only Labor has the policies and focus to get Tweed back on track by delivering more jobs, better hospitals, quality schools, and banning harmful coal seam gas mining in our region.

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All Tweed District news and articles


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