Seat of Tweed. Image New South Wales Electoral Commission
Voting in the set of Tweed
Tweed is the state's most northerly electorate, covering the coastal strip of Tweed Shire along the Pacific Highway from Mooball to the Queensland Border. In terms of population, the seat is dominated by Tweed Heads, with other key centres including Banora Point, Chinderah, Terranora and Kingscliff. The electorate covers 511.3 square kilometres and has shrunk in recent years owing to the significant population growth of Tweed.
The seat has been held by the Nationals’ Geoff Provest since 2007 when he defeated Labor incumbent Neville Newell.
In the 2019 State Election Provest increased his margin from 3.2 per cent to 5 per cent thanks, in part, to a 0.5 per cent swing toward him, and a 4.9 per cent swing against Labor.
This took the seat out of the marginal category.
The Greens secured 13.8 per cent of the vote in 2019, a 0.6 per cent increase on their 2015 result.
The distribution of Greens preferences is likely to be a key factor in the result of this year’s poll.
For more information, visit: www.elections.nsw.gov.au/District-profiles/Tweed.