Tweed Local Environmental Plan 2014
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 11 July 2020 at 21:44)
Part 1 Clause 1.2
1.2   Aims of Plan
(1)  This Plan aims to make local environmental planning provisions for land in Tweed in accordance with the relevant standard environmental planning instrument under section 3.20 of the Act.
(2)  The particular aims of this Plan are as follows—
(a)  to give effect to the desired outcomes, strategic principles, policies and actions contained in the Council’s adopted strategic planning documents, including, but not limited to, consistency with local indigenous cultural values, and the national and international significance of the Tweed Caldera,
(b)  to encourage a sustainable local economy and small business, employment, agriculture, affordable housing, recreational, arts, social, cultural, tourism and sustainable industry opportunities appropriate to Tweed,
(c)  to promote the responsible sustainable management and conservation of Tweed’s natural and environmentally sensitive areas and waterways, visual amenity and scenic routes, built environment, and cultural heritage,
(d)  to promote development that is consistent with the principles of ecologically sustainable development and to implement appropriate action on climate change,
(e)  to promote building design which considers food security, water conservation, energy efficiency and waste reduction,
(f)  to promote the sustainable use of natural resources and facilitate the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy,
(g)  to conserve or enhance the biological diversity, scenic quality and geological and ecological integrity of Tweed,
(h)  to promote the management and appropriate use of land that is contiguous to or interdependent on land declared a World Heritage site under the Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage, and to protect or enhance the environmental significance of that land,
(i)  to conserve or enhance areas of defined high ecological value,
(j)  to provide special protection and suitable habitat for the recovery of the Tweed coastal Koala.