Tourism job has tenders lining up
TWO previously council-funded organisations charged with looking after growth in tourism and economic development in the Tweed face stiff challenges from private enterprise and a university.
Tweed Shire councillors were told this year the current method of funding Tweed Tourism and the Tweed Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) without calling for tenders could be illegal.
They are now due to make a decision on the best tenders at the monthly council meeting on July 20, which could affect the future of volunteers working for both existing organisations, especially those at the Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah visitor information centres.
The tenderers include Tweed Tourism, TEDC, Southern Cross University, a Victorian-based company .id (informed decisions) and a Gold Coast branch on an international consultancy RPS.