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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

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Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

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Bruce McQueen, Mt Burrell

In response to articles last week in the Tweed Valley Weekly featuring Tweed council candidates Polglase and Youngblutt, by their own statements the decline of our shire (stagnation Cr Polglase calls it) has happened on their watch.

Both were involved in council when it was sacked, with Polglase as mayor. Both were on council as businesses closed one after the other in Murwillumbah, with Cr Youngblutt as ‘president of the Business Chamber for four years and this started to happen then’. And both are determined to build an unnecessary dam at Byrrill Creek that will burden every Tweed ratepayer with decades of debt, but at the same time promising that the council will provide us with the same level of services we currently have and only minor rate increases in the future. This is not possible unless they retrench every council employee, tear up road maintenance contracts, etc, and do it all themselves. And even if they could manage such a miracle, how does that increase employment in our shire?

From their own admissions, independent candidate Polglase and National Party candidate Youngblutt are part of the problem and have not the faintest idea of how to take Tweed shire into the future. Considering both these candidates’ past records as councillors and their latest statements, neither deserves to be re-elected next month. The people of this beautiful shire need dynamic solutions to guarantee our future prosperity, not more problems.


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