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Economic Development, Tourism & Community Engagement Office

Peter Allen Festival; Photo By Imagjen Media

Tenterfield Shire Council is committed to business growth, economic development and sustainable business practices. The economic development team recognises the importance of partnerships with local and regional businesses, organisations and government agencies.

Tourism is a key economic driver within our region, and has been recognised as a vital strategy for future growth. Our focus is on sustainable tourism growth and development, and our team works closely with local businesses, neighbouring councils, regional and state tourism organisations, and government agencies.

Community development is an integral part of the overall wellbeing of our Shire. Tenterfield Shire Council is committed to actively connecting and engaging with our communities across the Shire.

The Economic Development & Community Engagement department offers the following services:

Economic Development

  • Business assistance for relocation of business, creation of new business and business expansion
  • Business workshops and training
  • Co-ordinated development services and pre-development discussions
  • Demographics and statistics
  • Sale of industrial land
  • Business and event grant assistance
  • Information on current and future developments
  • Relocation advice
  • Biennial Business and Tourism Excellence Awards


Community Development

  • Assist with the development of community activity
  • Disability, inclusion and access
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Youth development
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander networks
  • Disaster and recovery assistance
  • Art and culture
  • Crime prevention and community safety

Community Profile

The Tenterfield Shire Council Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the region. Results include population, age structure, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, income, qualifications, occupations, employment, unemployment, disability, disadvantage, volunteering, childcare, family structure, household structure, housing tenure, mortgage and rental payments, and the size and type of the dwellings people live in.

View our Community Profile

For more information please contact:
02 6736 6000

  • Manager Economic Development and Community Engagement: Harry Bolton
  • Acting Tourism & Marketing Manager: Caitlin Reid (currently on maternity leave)
  • Tourism and Marketing Officer: Emma Johnson (currently Acting Tourism & Marketing Manager)
  • Tourism & Cultural Services Officer: Catherine Mains
  • Community Development Officer: Rebekah Kelly