Council report card published

The new-look Tweed Shire Council team.
The new-look Tweed Shire Council team.

A REPORT card on the performance of the Tweed Shire Council on has shown a few high marks but there were some areas that needed work.

The End-of-Term Report 2008-2012, now available to the public on the council's website, evaluates councillors' performance in line with the new Integrated Planning and Report Framework implemented by the council in 2011.

According to the report, the council barely scraped through with a pass on strengthening the economy in the last six months hitting only 51%.

In the three other major indictors the council performed better with 80% in caring for the environment, 66% in supporting the community and 85% for civil leadership.

The report stated the reason for the low score on strengthening the economy was because of the vacancy of the cultural development officer

One of the roles of the officer included supporting creative industries.

The Murwillumbah Museum also missed targets with 2514 visitors compared to the projected 3000 in the six months to June.

"Tweed River Regional Museum Tweed Heads was closed for building maintenance for four weeks during May and June 2012," the report stated.

"These closures impacted significantly on visitor numbers."

Mayor Barry Longland said the council had a long list of achievements since the framework was implemented.

"They are headed by the construction of the $76 million Bray Park Water Treatment Plant, to provide a secure supply of clean drinking water for Tweed Shire's growing population, and the $8 million refurbishment of Jack Evans Boat Harbour," Cr Longland said.

Tweed Link is now available

The Tweed Link is now available in the Wednesday community edition of the Tweed Daily News.

Read everything in the Tweed Link here.

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Beaches were closed over the weekend due to swell.

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