A CANDIDATE for the Tweed Shire Council elections has said eco tourism could provide the economic growth needed in the shire.

Uki resident Eddie Roberts said there was not an empty shop in his town.

"We have people waiting to open shops in the town and it's because of eco tourism," he said.

Mr Roberts said eco tourism has not been fully explored in the region and it would be an avenue he would strongly pursue if elected to the council.

"We have a huge potential in the Tweed. We can have it all, but we have to think… have a new way of thinking and bring fresh ideas in council," he said.

Mr Roberts is a member of the Wollumbin Bicycle Users Group that is pushing for the construction of bike paths to link townships in the Tweed.



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