Tweed Council stars in TV series

THE Tweed, its council and council employees are among the stars of a new documentary-style TV show based on a format similar to the Border Security series.

Channel Seven began filming the show at Tweed Shire Council's community access meeting on Thursday afternoon, recording a variety of local residents voicing concerns about issues ranging from speeding traffic in Murwillumbah to development in Hastings Point.

However, councillors are yet to vote on whether sections of its meetings or staff can be filmed.

That is due to happen at Tuesday's monthly council meeting, following a staff report which recommends giving the TV crew the green light. A council spokeswoman said yesterday the crew was due to also film that meeting.

Executive producer Pat McInerney yesterday said the series currently had the working title Local Rules.

“It's the Border Security of council workers,” he said.

“It's a show that focuses on everyday Australians doing extraordinary things in their local community.”

Mr McInerney said Local Rules was a “Channel Seven original concept” which had been “kicking around the network for about two years”.

“Finally we decided it was time, and councils around Australia have agreed it would make a fantastic series.”



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