Developer to talk up benefits of tweed

TWEED investor Peter Mitchell, the force behind Murwillumbah's Industry Central industrial estate, has turned his sights on Gold Coast developers telling them they need to think 'green' and head south of the border.

Mr Mitchell has accepted an invitation to be a front-running speaker at a major economic conference on the Gold Coast where he intends to espouse the benefits of the Tweed.

He is due to join some of Australia's most recognised and respected authorities in sustainable development at the 'Turning Point 2010' conference at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort Hotel on August 27.

His speech is to be entitled 'Finding positives in a capital calamity.'

“It will allow opportunity to include the Tweed area in the big play talk of future planning and the need for closer and more progressive cooperation between local government and private sector investment in local communities,” said Mr Mitchell.

A spokesperson for the conference organisers said the fast growing success of the Industry Central business park in tough times attracted their attention.

Mr Mitchell is the driving force behind the $350 development which industry observers believe will rival the longer established and government supported Yatala Enterprise at the northern end of the Gold Coast.

He is one of four key speakers in the conference opening session and is due to “give a real life account” of facing and rising above, huge risks.

The Tweed Economic Development Corporation is leading a local a team of business people attending the conference.

Further details of the full-day conference and its speakers can be found on the website www.sdgci.com.au



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