Unprecedented Murwillumbah land swap deal moves forward
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