Diversity ?key to future? of vibrant Tweed
A DIVERSE economy is the key to the Tweed's future success.
That is the view of Tweed Shire Council administrator Lucy Turnbull, who was a guest speaker at the Kingscliff and Tweed Coast Business Association breakfast yesterday at Salt.
Ms Turnbull, who joined fellow administrator Gary Payne, told the breakfast gathering that the Tweed was undergoing a period of transition and had been for several years.
"The Tweed is moving from a predominantly agricultural economy to a mixed economy, with more activity in the services such as retail and tourism," Ms Turnbull said.
"The future of the Tweed is to have a strong community with a diverse economy across the full spectrum from agriculture to tourism, to retail and other services."
Dozens of small business owners across the Tweed were keen to hear what line the administration would take in regard to business, and with many asking questions of the administrators and their views for the future and the impact on what those views would have on the district.
Kingscliff and Tweed Coast Business Association president Alan McIntosh said the meeting had been a resounding success, with a good turnout and an informative address.
"We had a tremendous meeting, I thought, and their (the administrators') comments were received very well," Mr McIntosh said.
"It was very good to have Lucy Turnbull and Gary Payne there as well so it was a two for the price of one sort of thing."