Un­prece­dented Mur­willum­bah land swap deal moves for­ward

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS -

Coun­cil is call­ing for ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est (EOI) from el­i­gi­ble Mur­willum­bah busi­nesses, di­rectly im­pacted by the 2017 flood, that want to swap their flood prone land.

Suc­cess­ful busi­nesses would re­lo­cate to Coun­cil-owned flood free land at In­dus­try Cen­tral in the town.

In Au­gust Coun­cil set­tled on just over 14 hectares of land as part of an un­prece­dented move to mit­i­gate against cli­mate change and cre­ate re­silience for lo­cal busi­nesses and the broader com­mu­nity in fu­ture floods.

The $3mil­lion land pur­chase was funded by the NSW State Gov­ern­ment as part of its Cli­mate Change Adap­ta­tion pro­gram.

Coun­cil’s Project Man­ager Land De­vel­op­ment Ray Mus­grave said “Hun­dreds of busi­nesses and jobs were heav­ily im­pacted by the 2017 flood and this is a step to­wards pro­tect­ing those that were most se­verely af­fected from fu­ture flood­ing.

“Once the sub­di­vi­sion is com­plete, suc­cess­ful busi­nesses will have up to 10 years to move to In­dus­try Cen­tral. The va­cated flood prone land will then be back zoned, most likely for com­mu­nity use.”

How to sub­mit an EOI

The EOI process is open to all el­i­gi­ble busi­nesses and landown­ers un­til 25 Jan­uary 2019. In­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing el­i­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria, a map of el­i­gi­ble ar­eas, key dates and the ap­pli­ca­tion form can be found at www.your­saytweed.com.au/landswap

Hard copies of the EOI in­for­ma­tion pack and ap­pli­ca­tion forms can be ob­tained from Coun­cil’s Cus­tomer Ser­vice counter in Mur­willum­bah.

Com­pleted ap­pli­ca­tion forms can be emailed to

[email protected], posted to Tweed Shire Coun­cil, PO Box 816, Mur­willum­bah 2484 or hand de­liv­ered to Coun­cil’s Cus­tomer Ser­vice counter in Mur­willum­bah.

Any­one re­quir­ing ad­vice can email [email protected] or call (02) 6670 2405.

The land swap deal aims to pro­tect busi­nesses that were se­verely im­pacted by the 2017 floods from fu­ture flood events.

In­dus­try Cen­tral land swap map. Tweedriver El­i­gi­ble in­dus­trial flood prone land In­dus­try Cen­tral New flood free land Out­lines in­dica­tive only

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