I'm a Celebrity TV show back for three years in Mur'bah
PRODUCERS of a hit UK survival reality TV show made in the Tweed Shire are seeking to extend filming approval for a further three years.
I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here began production at a remote Dungay property in 2002.
The ratings success of the show, billed as being set in a "jungle", has since seen it granted four filming approval extensions with a fifth being sought after the current agreement expires in June 2014.
Production company Granada says it employs 405 workers on the show , with 80-100 of those locals.
It says in the 2012/13 financial year the show injected $17.9 million into the Australian economy and created 130 full-time NSW jobs.
The council has received a complaint from a resident which included claims the traffic generated by the production was "intolerable". It was also alleged that a local resident taking pictures at the site was verbally abused by a security guard after being mistaken for a paparazzi.
But council officers are recommending councillors grant the extension at Thursday night's monthly planning meeting.