Historic school not in way
TWEED Heads Public School will not affect the connecting of the twin towns, the NSW Planning Department said.
However, the Tweed City Centre draft development control plan states the Stuart Street site “presents an excellent opportunity to interlink the two urban areas in a more seamless way”.
“The school site does not impact on the planned integration of Tweed Heads and Coolangatta,” a department spokesman said.
The Tweed Daily News questioned the possibility of the site being reduced in size and the school’s buildings increased in height, due to the building height’s increase to 70m.
“The use of the school site and its buildings is a matter for the Education Department,” the spokesman said.
He also said a possible relocation of the 101-year-old school was a “matter for the Education Department”.
The city centre 25-year vision states “it is envisaged that, in the longer term, the existing school and old fire station site will be the focal point of the business core of Tweed Heads”.
“The plans in no way prescribe a future use for the school site, which is able to remain as a school indefinitely regardless of any planning changes,” the spokesman said.
The Education Department on Wednesday said they had no plans to move the school.