19.9 C
Byron Shire
March 2, 2021

Tweed Council divided on CSG signage

Latest News

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Other News

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our...

Interview with James McMillan, founder of the Byron Surf Festival

With the Byron Bay Surf Festival just days away, founder James McMillan took a few minutes to talk to Seven about the awesome things planned for the coming weekend.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

TGA obstructs prescription psilocybin, MDMA

Imagine that some crazy professors convince a bunch of participants at a five-day mindfulness retreat to agree to take part in an experiment where half of them are given magic mushrooms, and half of them a placebo.

Congratulations to Tweed mayor Barry Longland, deputy mayor Michael Armstrong and councillors Katie Milne and Gary Bagnall who voted at the last council meeting to undertake a public exhibition process to determine if the community would like Coal Seam Gas Free signage installed at the major entrances to Tweed Shire, as has happened in Byron Shire.

Shame on Crs Carolyn Byrne, Warren Polglase and Phil Youngblutt for voting against this, even though Council has publicly affirmed its commitment to a moratorium on CSG activity and does not welcome CSG and other unconventional gas mining operations.

These councillors also appear to be disregarding the strength of community opposition to these activities which has been demonstrated by the many Lock the Gate events and local declarations, which now cover most of the land mass in the Tweed shire.

The lack of support by these councillors for this signage, along with the Liberal and National Parties’ promotion of unconventional gas and CSG mining, must be remembered and etched deeply in our mindset so that we place these supposed representatives of the community last on our ballot papers in future elections.

Dave Norris, Pottsville

 


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

1 COMMENT

  1. People who have no interest in representing the Community, only self-interest, should not be putting themselves forward to stand for election to Council, much less be voted for.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.