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From the General Manager

Tweed Shire Council General Manager, Troy Green

Troy Green
General Manager - Tweed Shire Council

The Tweed region is as beautiful as it is diverse and combines scenic rural landscapes with a number of attractive towns and villages. The landscape is the region’s defining characteristic and one of its greatest assets. It has a diverse and productive economy – with health services, construction, retail, education and tourism among the most significant sectors – and contributes almost $2.5 billion to Australia’s economy annually.

The Tweed region is fortunate to have highly productive agricultural land and a strong tourism sector that is experiencing continued growth. There are significant opportunities for growth and diversification, especially in industries linked with the Brisbane/Gold Coast region such as agriculture, food services, construction, retail trade and manufacturing. Further expansion of health services – Tweed's largest employment industry – will continue to grow and be in high demand. These economic opportunities are underpinned not only by Tweed’s location but also its three key assets: nature, culture and creative communities.

This Business Investment Guide provides a window of opportunity for those wishing to discover what makes the Tweed region so unique and advantageous as an investment destination.

5 fast
facts

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The Tweed is ranked fifth in Australia for economic diversity, giving us the ability to better withstand broader economic shocks.
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Tweed Heads is the fastest growing city in the state’s fastest growing region, the North Coast.
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The Tweed’s population is expected to grow by more than 42 per cent to 127,000 people by 2036.
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Located on the NSW-Queensland border, the Gold Coast’s international airport is Australia’s fifth busiest airport, with significant cargo capacity to key domestic and export markets. Annual passengers are forecast to grow from 6 million to 16 million by 2037.
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From 2013 to 2017, visitors to the Tweed have increased by nearly three times (2.7) that of the average visitor growth for all coastal LGAs in NSW outside of the Sydney region.

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