A development which is set to bring thousands of new jobs to the area will be in the spotlight at the next meeting of the Place Select Committee next week.
Members will receive an update on the International Advanced Manufacturing Park - a joint project between South Tyneside and Sunderland City Councils.
The IAMP is being built on land north of Nissan, on the Sunderland - South Tyneside border. Over the next 10 to 15 years, the park will support more than £400m of private sector investment, creating thousands of jobs.
As part of the project, Highways England is investing in the road network with improvements at Testo's junction flyover and the Downhill Lane junction.
Chair of the Place Select Committee, Councillor Audrey McMillan, said: "The IAMP has been designated a site of national significance and will be a game-changer for the region.
"I would encourage people to come along to this meeting to hear the latest on this ambitious scheme which is set to change the fortunes of the North East."
Councillors will also receive a presentation on houses of multiple occupation. This will focus on defining the various types of multiple occupation properties within the Borough and establishing what powers or influence the Council has where the quality of the properties is poor.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, 22 January at 10am in the Committee Suite at South Shields Town Hall. All are welcome.