Council faster on approvals

DEVELOPMENTS on the Tweed are receiving faster approval, according to a performance-monitoring report.

The Tweed’s overall results in the planning department’s Local Development Performance Monitoring 2009-10 report were positive, with improved processing times in many areas, Tweed Shire Council’s planning and regulation director Vince Connell said.

The council reduced its average gross determination times for all development applications from 110 days in the previous report to 98 days. The state average is 64 days.

“Processing times for alterations and additions to single dwellings were reduced from 71 to 61 days, from 108 to 70 days for new single-dwelling houses and from 166 to 101 for commercial, retail and office developments,” Mr Connell said.

“The Tweed’s average mean net result for all development applications was 47 days, comparing more favourably to the state figure of 43 days.”



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