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May 18, 2022

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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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Busy time for Ballina Region for Refugees

BR4R has not let the floods and COVID slow things down, with lots of recent happenings and more planned for the future.

Releasing the chokehold on Australia’s water

What the trading of 40 gigalitres of water from the Barmah Choke means for the Murray Darling Basin.

First residents move in to Wollongbar housing pods

The first residents displaced by the flooding disaster have now received the keys to their temporary housing pods at Wollongbar, Ballina Council says.

Spaghetti kids benefit from community support

If you haven’t heard of Spaghetti Circus, then you’re just not a local – and like many locals, the circus has suffered on many levels because of recent flood events.

New hinterland whiskey

Winding Road Distillery is based in Tintenbar, and early next week they are due to release their first single...

Help Seabird Rescue help wildlife tomorrow night!

2022 marks thirty years since Lance Ferris established the charity Australian Seabird Rescue, rescuing pelicans in the Richmond River. Now it's time to celebrate and help ASR help local wildlife.

I refer to your article on 22 February, Tapping into Water Savings, where a private van park in West Tweed has been given $5,000 by the Tweed Shire Council to go towards replacing their single-flush toilets with dual-flush models.

Apparently the major eligibility criterion for this largesse with ratepayer funds is the private van park in question is one of the Top 20 water-consuming businesses in the shire!

Can anybody please explain to me why ratepayer dollars have to be handed over to a private business in order that it can pay less for its annual water usage, especially given the fact the council regularly cries poor when it comes to providing basic services?

Greg Williams, Tweed

 


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