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The natural choice for business



One in five Tweed businesses are involved in construction – well above the state average.

Data from the 2016 Census shows technicians and trades workers continue to be among our growth occupations, and our proximity to the Gold Coast brings added opportunities for those engaged in this sector.

Construction in the Tweed is worth over $270 million per year.*

Tweed Shire Council has earmarked two major urban expansion sites, which together will provide around 10,000 new homes, two new public primary schools and two town centres. It is also investigating a number of other, smaller sites for residential expansion, indicating a secure future for industry in the decades ahead.

Business in the Tweed is doing better than ever, according to Census data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The data, released in October 2016, reveals business in the region has increased by 2 per cent, with 7000 local businesses now registered in the Tweed.

The construction industry is a high performer and comprises 20.3 per cent of registered businesses in the Tweed compared with 15.5 per cent across the entire state of NSW.

Opportunities within the construction sector are only going to grow given the two new major urban greenfield sites planned in Cobaki and Kings Forest (they will accommodate 22,000 residents and create new opportunities for businesses within their town centres).

The NSW Government’s commitment to build a new state-of-the-art hospital by 2023 will inject more than $534 million into the construction sector.

Source: Draft Tweed Shire – Regional Economic Development Strategy, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet