13.8 C
Byron Shire
May 23, 2024

Tweed councillors telling stories on Mooball again

Latest News

Kinship Festival returns Saturday 25 May to Murwillumbah

The Kinship Festival – a free North Coast cultural festival led by First Nations people – will be held in Knox Park, Murwillumbah on Saturday, 25 May.

Other News

NSW gears up for humpback migration with expanded disentanglement team

An expanded team of specialised rescuers are poised and ready to launch as tens of thousands of majestic humpback whales begin their annual migration along the NSW coastline.

The 2024 budget wash up

It's impossible to make everyone happy on budget night, but Treasurer Jim Chalmers' 2024 effort has upset more than most, as the government struggles to avoid inflation rebounding, make more things in Australia, and do something about the cost of living.

Bimbo Jimbo

For Treasurer Jim Chalmers to say that it was ‘simpler’ to just give everyone the energy rebate of $75...

The Fall Guy

Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt are being silly in a film take of the ‘80s television series: The Fall Guy. He’s a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy, and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?

Garry Simes racks up 25 finishes at Australia’s oldest ironman triathlon

Ballina Triathlon Club member Garry Simes has achieved the milestone of finishing the Port Macquarie Ironman Australia race, one...

Lismore is getting set to celebrate diversity with Pride Month

June will see the celebration of Pride Month and Lismore will be celebrating with Project Pride.  ‘Lismore and the rainbow...

On exhibition at Tweed Shire Council meeting last week was that only Cr Milne and Cr Bagnall are willing to balance competing issues and interests and put proper and sustainable foundations in place to facilitate development rather than only in the interests of developers.

Public consultation is an important and valued opportunity for the community to provide comment on matters within our shire.

To maintain public confidence the outcomes of such processes and professional advice should not be ignored and consideration given to both the community and developers.

The value of our seaside and rural villages has been a key finding of a number of surveys and it is intrinsic to manage community expectation to preserve the shires heritage and unique characteristics as valued assets to our shire.

Two councillors gave a spiel they were listening to the community and then voted to support the ‘Tweed LEP Amendment No. 3’ to rezone rural land at Mooball for residential development with minimum lot sizes 450m2.

Despite written council advice ‘if a larger lot size is preferred then it should be incorporated into the LEP” these councillors made a poor attempt to hoodwink that this can be done at the development application stage.

But worse, a councillor falsely stated the decision on the Mooball Planning Proposal (PP) had been made by the previous council.

The previous council resolved to proceed the process to rezone two properties at Mooball and inclusion of the PP in the ‘Planning Reform Works Program’.

It was indeed this councillor and colleagues of the current council who then supported the actual PP with a third property slipped in without the owner’s consent or knowledge and with minimum lot sizes of 250m2 be sent to NSW Planning for a Gateway Determination. Following representations to NSW Planning this PP was withdrawn.

To blatantly mislead the council chamber and gallery brings into serious question the credibility of allegations against a colleague.

Lindy Smith, Tweed Heads

 

 

 


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.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

St Helena Tunnel, Ewingsdale – changed overnight traffic conditions 

Essential maintenance at the St Helena Tunnel will be carried out overnight on the Pacific Motorway at Ewingsdale from Monday, 27 May.

First Nations job seekers in Casino foot in the door to career

Trying to find something you might be interested in doing is always a challenge and local Casino barber Michael Day has come on board to help Aboriginal job seekers the chance to kick start a career in the hair and beauty industry.

Primary care nurses supported in community

Health services, particularly GP services, have been stretched over recent years and new funding to support nurses and build their capability as primary care...

Goonellabah Skate Park overhaul to start next week

New ‘skate elements’ to be introduced have reportedly been designed by skatepark specialists Trinity Skateparks, with input from ‘local enthusiasts’.