Border issues on the plate

The border monument in Tweed/Coolangatta.
The border monument in Tweed/Coolangatta. David Stuart

THE cost of doing business and daylight saving are two border issues that residents will bring up with the cross-border commissioner on his visit to the Tweed next week.

Commissioner Steve Toms, in his first visit to the area, and Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner will be on the coast on March 21 to see border issues first hand.

Tweed Chamber of Commerce president Rory Curtis said he would be away but a representative will be meeting with the commissioner.

"There are some issues that we want to bring up with the commissioner," Mr Curtis said.

Mr Curtis said the differences in costs of setting up businesses on either sides of the border were something that had to be addressed on the state level.

Tweed MP Geoff Provest said the commissioner would strive to remove the disadvantage of living close to the border.

"I encourage all residents, business owners and community organisations who have experienced border-related issues to share their concerns directly with the cross border commissioner and the deputy premier at the community meeting on Wednesday," he said.

The community meeting at Tweed Ultima is on 1-2pm (NSW).

If you want to speak with the commissioner then register by phoning 02 6393 0006.

Topics:  border cross border commissioner rory curtis tweed chamber of commerce

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