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Industrial estate zoning was under question at Tweed Council's planning meeting on 4 August as councillors endorsed the development application (DA) for an ‘artisan food and drink industry including craft brewery, retail area and restaurant at Industry Drive Tweed Heads South. 

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Thanks Council, for the advertisement on page 5 letting us know that you co-hosted a conference. It is good to know our locals received awards. But why is it that the NSW government lets us know on page 6 about planning changes that will affect the Shire’s future, and why is a councillor letting us know on page 11 (Letters) about vacancies on Council committees? 

When will Council reinstate its advertising in The Echo so we find out about development applications like the large development in Clifford Street and the geobag walls on Clarkes Beach? 

Noelene Plummer, Suffolk Park


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  1. Thank you Noelene, I completely agree. To level the playing field, Council must reinstate the advertising of DAs in the Echo. Too many are slipping through unnoticed until after exhibition periods have elapsed or even constructions commenced. Residents should not have to keep an eagle eye on the DA Tracker, which is not particularly easy to navigate anyway. Councillors and staff, please make this a priority in the interests of transparency, and for those of us in the community who wish to make a contribution to the decision making process.

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