The Tweed Heads Chamber of Commerce is an industrious pro-active business group that assists many causes and lobby's for political action to improve the health and well-being of the Tweed Heads community and business engagements.
The meetings are held over a breakfast once a month and in the fifteen years Well-Being Australia chairman Mark Tronson has been a member, he has seen meetings so over crowded, it took a significant effort to make room with breakfast settings.
Tweed Heads is the commercial and light industrial centre of the southern part of the Gold Coast. The light industrial complexes are in Tweed Heads South.
As the Gold Coast fills up, people are moving south and real estate is becoming problematic. More so now with Victorian lockdowns, many have already moved to the Gold Coast and the Tweed
Two new sub-divisions are on the go, one has been approved, Croki which is on the western side of the Gold Coast airport. The second, for which approval is expected very shortly is Kings Forest on the coastal road between Kingscliff and Casuarina.
The Tweed's expected rise in population over the next 15 years is an additional 75,000 people and this means several things for the Tweed Heads region.
Infrastructure by Tweed Shire Council with the State and Commonwealth will become heavy duty to meet this growth – water, roads, electricity, gas, telephone and the NBN.
Coolangatta, Tugun and Kirra meanwhile are built out. The only way is up. But these huge sky rise apartments catering for the visitor, the tourist, rather than the resident.
Coolangatta's huge festival week which encompasses the June long weekend each year. Named 'CoolyRocks' as the week long festival includes both rock'n-roll along with the festive vintage car display and the Saturday morning street parade. It too has been drastically reduced and damaged thru Covid restrictions and lock downs and Qld border closures.
Tweed Heads cannot match such a festival, however the visitors that come enjoy the Tweed region from the Mount Warning hinterland, arts and craft, natural wilderness walks, to the Tweed coastal delights.
A recent initiative has been the Walk of Fame outside the Twin Towns Club between Coolangatta and Tweed Heads. Like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, this Australian Walk of Fame has celebrated numerous Australian (entertainment and sporting) identities.
It is to this that the Tweed Heads Chamber of Commerce recognise the true value of the different things that appeal to Gold Coast visitors. Moreover the Tweed Heads Chamber of Commerce puts significant amounts of money into local school awards, the local Kingscliff TAFE and Southern Cross University.
The development of the community includes ‘spiritual health’ (tomorrow’s article) and that the prosperity of the whole community - shared so that everyone benefits.
Speaking recently at a meeting, I spoke of the benefits of such strengths and questioned the overarching power of green groups that saw the removal of the international car rally taken from the Tweed to a more engaging region, Coffs Harbour - where green politics as yet have not this kind of sway.
The question is what has been lost through Qld border closures - yesterday I listed a number including the international surfing Roxy Pro. The International car rally. Devastated ‘CoolyRocksOn’ and numerous others further up the Gold Coast.
I questioned whether a sign might appear at every Tweed Shire entry point: "Go back, we don't want you!" How about things we like - running water, sewage systems and good roads are a direct result of sustainable development and growth. Not Qld border closers, lockdowns and project killing green groups.
Dr Mark Tronson - a 4 min video
Chairman – Well-Being Australia
Baptist Minister 44 years
- 1984 - Australian cricket team chaplain 17 years (Ret)
- 2001 - Life After Cricket (18 years Ret)
- 2009 - Olympic Ministry Medal – presented by Carl Lewis
- 2019 - The Gutenberg - (ARPA Christian Media premier award)
Gutenberg video - 2min 14sec
Married to Delma for 44 years with 4 children and 5 grand children