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The natural choice for business

Why live in the Tweed?


The Tweed has all the benefits of a major city, yet has a population density of only 0.71 people per hectare.

Living in the Tweed – within easy reach of all the offerings of our Gold Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay neighbours – offers a relaxed coastal or country lifestyle where you can choose the pace that suits you.

Among our assets are quality health care and education, diverse retail and dining choices, prime agricultural land, conference facilities and the perfect climate. We also have our own breweries and distilleries, farmers’ markets, boutique shops, sports clubs and village cafés.

So, whether it’s an outdoor lifestyle you seek – near the water, in the rainforest or on the farm – or the culture of our art galleries, museums and music scene, you will find it here in the Tweed.


Surrounded by such an abundance of unspoilt natural beauty, it shouldn’t be surprising that we actively protect it. Tweed Shire Council strives to be a leader in ecological sustainability, working to protect and enhance the Tweed’s unique wildlife, waterways and coastline.

By improving our road network, advocating for enhanced passenger transport services and growing our network of cycleways, we are helping to deliver a future-friendly transport network.

Council also provides a free business-waste reduction program and is undertaking the collection of food and other organic matter, while also investigating the future of food and organic processing in the shire.

Tweed Shire Council is part of a strong local network of award-winning businesses and organisations demonstrating their commitment to sustainable business practices. Council and our business community have been recognised across a range of sectors for their industry-leading initiatives in renewable energy, biodiversity protection, efficient water and waste practices, pollution control, local sourcing, staff engagement and community building.

Expos, business awards and community events bring local businesses together with the community to inspire us all to leave a lighter footprint.

Showing leadership, demonstrating its commitment to sustainable business practices and encouraging other businesses to follow suit, Council continues to install solar panels on community buildings and Council facilities.

Tweed Shire Council values sustainable business and has 11 directions in its Economic Development Strategy around promoting sustainable business practices and attracting enterprises that will thrive in the local climate and embrace climate-friendly solutions.