our community

Tweed Shire adjoins the NSW shires of Byron, Lismore and Kyogle, with the NSW/Queensland border to its north where it divides the twin towns of Tweed Heads and Coolangatta.

With 37 kms of natural coastline, wetlands and estuarine forests, lush pastoral and farm land, the Tweed River, and mountainous regions containing three world-heritage listed national parks, Tweed boasts a unique and diverse environment.

Centrepiece of the Shire is Mount Warning, where the sun first hits the Australian continent.

Prior to European settlement, the area was blanketed in sub-tropical forest and was home to the Nganduwal/ Minjungbal people.

Today in excess of 80,000 people live in Tweed, scattered through 17 villages, two towns, and the major urban areas of Tweed Heads and South Tweed. The last twenty years have seen enormous growth, with the population increasing on average approx. 1.9% per year.

The Family Centre's vision for the Tweed Shire is a fair, safe and vibrant community with access to opportunities for all children, young people and families.

The Family Centre has a commitment to building the capacity of the local community as well as supporting clients to develop supportive connections in this diverse community.

The Family Centre has involvement in and plays a leadership role in local inter-agencies, community planning groups, regional planning, and community events and forums.

The Family Centre participates in the Tweed Shire Youth Network, the Tweed Shire Child and Family Interagency, and the Tweed Shire Planning Group (Child, Youth and Family).

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Tweed Shire Council