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July 5, 2022

MPs out of loop on LEP

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Taqueria in Byron celebrates four years

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Council advertising

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After two-year delay Byron Shire gets to host the NSW junior golf championships

For the first time in almost 20 years, the NSW Junior Championships and JNJG State Age Championships are being...

Flood-prone land in Murwillumbah swapped for flood-free land 

It has been five years in the making but the innovative land swap of flood-prone land for flood-free land in Murwillumbah is underway with a second round of ‘expressions of interest’ about to open. 

Teen missing from Coffs Harbour

NSW Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a teenager missing in the Coffs Harbour area.

Stone & Wood’s Brewery Festival Returns

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Govt considers underwriting small energy retailers after Enova’s collapse

In the wake of the collapse of local green energy retailer, Enova, the NSW government say they are considering underwriting small energy retailers who face unfair market competition from large retailers who also generate electricity.

Michael Armstrong, deputy mayor, Tweed Shire Council

Tweed Council held an extraordinary meeting last Friday to consider the rescission motion moved by Councillors Polglase, Youngblutt, and Byrne to remove the Tweed Vegetation Management Strategy and the Tweed Coast Koala Habitat Study from being treated as submissions for consideration in preparing the final draft Tweed Shire Local Environment Plan (LEP).

Let there be no doubt, the NSW state government is attempting to railroad local councils, to rip from local communities the right to determine our own planning controls, and to strip away vital environment protections right across the north coast. This is about the NSW government wanting development to go unchecked right throughout the Tweed Shire and the north coast.

After seeing the consequences of such an LEP for the Tweed shire, our community has said clearly that we will not simply accept the demands of the Sydney government.

While the local state National Party MPs Geoff Provest and Thomas George stay meekly silent and ignore our community’s wishes, I am proud to have stood together with mayor Barry Longland, and councillors Milne and Bagnall to voice local concerns and to confirm the importance our community place on environmental protection.

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  1. We are proud of you too, Cr Armstrong! Thank you for truly representing us and our desire to protect this beautiful shire.


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