Tweed Shire Council's General Manager Troy Green got 11 compliments in the council’s quarterly report on complaints and compliments.
Tweed Shire Council's General Manager Troy Green got 11 compliments in the council’s quarterly report on complaints and compliments.

Tweed Shire Council news at a glance

LEGAL BILLS

Legal instructions from October to December 2015 cost ratepayers $49,256. That included a single bill of $7126 payable when council sought advice on a motion of the mayor and councillors’ personal and business expenses.

COMPLIMENTS

Quarterly reporting ending December 2015 found general manager Troy Green received 11 compliments.

Cemetery Operations received five compliments for efforts by Work for the Dole Persons maintaining Tweed Heads Lawn cemetery.

COMPLAINTS

Complaints mainly referred to the failure of council staff to respond to items within 14 days. One complaint about intimidating customer service, unable to be verified, was settled.

BACK TO COURT

A Chinderah caravan park resident defeated in the NSW Land and Environment Court over unapproved developments failed to pay $21,000 in legal costs awarded back to council.

TENDER AWARDED

A $1 million asphalting contract at Tweed has been awarded to Burringbar’s East Coast Asphalt & Concrete Edging, which beat Boral Resources and Fulton Hogan Industries to win the job.

BUS SHELTERS

$20,000 will be put aside annually to improve bus shelters, with a review finding of 185 shelters, 99 could benefit from a lighting upgrade.

ADDED DRIVE

A busy but non-compliant Tweed Heads South street located on “Rivendell” will have the suffix of “Drive” added to it. There was no history on why the road was not given a suffix.

EVENT FEEDBACK

A four-year events strategy was approved, with one respondent stating Falls Festival and Splendour in the Grass caused stress to 16 koalas.



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Sunny weekend set for the Tweed

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