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Tripling water harvesting may leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.

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Tripling water harvesting may leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.

Secret agreements and done deals

Government and Byron Council refuse to explain details around temporary accommodation plans

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Lismore Council votes to workshop temporary dwellings

With so many prongs currently on the disaster response fork, it's hard to know if Lismore Council is robbing Peter to pay Pauline as voting on leapfrogging issues means there is a possibility that everyone could lose – or win.

Lismore City councillor Peter Graham last week signed an agreement with Metgasco to conduct so-called ‘low-impact’ seismic testing on his land, it was revealed on Lock the Gate’s Facebook page.

Cr Graham voted against Lismore’s moratorium on coal-seam gas exploration on Council-owned land, which was passed last month.

Cr Graham told local media that while he agreed there was not enough regulation around CSG in the state, ‘my family decided we wanted to explore it as we want more information’.

Cr Graham says there was no conflict of interest regarding his vote last month, as he had not signed the agreement at that stage. He is taking legal advice regarding any further related motions before council.


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