22.8 C
Byron Shire
September 20, 2021

Tweed and its wildlife corridors

Latest News

A new COVID-19 case flies into the Far North Coast

The Northern NSW Local Health District has confirmed that there is a new case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW today, and they will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

Other News

Confirmed COVID-19 case in Goonellabah

A local case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Lismore area.

The old slouch hat

‘This is my favourite,’ we say espite the painfully obvious fact that we all, from time to time enjoy a wide variety...

Banned bunnies

Did you know that pet bunnies are banned in Queensland? But not in New South Wales! We’ve all seen the...

Hue and cry

Seeing and hearing all the kicking and screaming about our right to choose to not put on masks takes...

Our 5 favourite Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Upside-down rhinos, nose-clearing sex and chewing gum forensics.

Lismore’s plateau Lizard will sleep no more

The last time the Lismore Mayor and Councillor met in the Goonellabah chambers, there was a historic decision to hand back culturally sensitive land to the local Indigenous people. In a sequel to the fate of the Lismore plateau, traditionally known as the Sleeping Lizard, the outcome was a little differen

Our group attended last Saturday’s workshop on Linking Landscapes to Wildlife Corridors at Murwillumbah Civic Centre.

Ecologist David Milledge gave a most impressive presentation about his work in this vital area for the Lismore City Council, something that Tweed shire needs to follow.

Given the continuously accelerating rate in the loss of wildlife habitat the concern in all communities should be how we go about planning at a local government level as well as at a state level to preserve both our wilderness areas and the food sources and flora and fauna pathways our wildlife need for their survival.

Our wildlife is precious and cannot and should not be manipulated to suit the needs of human populations.

A state of equilibrium is the desired planning result required.

We need to understand in a scientific way the factors and dimensions involved in maintenance of the habitat stability of our precious wildlife, otherwise species will increasingly become extinct or stressed causing   ecosystems to become unbalanced.

If elected to council on 29 October, I will as a priority raise a motion for a similar wildlife corridor study to be undertaken by the Tweed Shire Council to protect and reclaim land pathways and wildlife habitat.

David Milledge advised me that such a plan would be around $20,000-$30,000. Now that’s value for money.

Kaye Sharples, Tweed Heads (candidate Tweed Shire election)

For more election stories, see


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

Found – Have you seen Steve? Missing person

Mullumbimby man Steve Mustchin went missing at 11am this morning from Byron Bay Hospital and his family are asking locals to keep an eye out for him.

Images released of men who robbed the Byron Bowlo

Detectives investigating the armed robbery of a licensed premises in Byron Bay earlier this year, have released CCTV images and are appealing for public information that may assist their inquiries.

New Nesbitt Park mountain bike skills course in Lismore

Though Lismore is currently in lockdown, the city has inaugurated a new sporting activity in Nesbitt Park that will make residents want to enjoy outdoors as soon as possible.

New cases of COVID-19 below 1,000 for the first time in 25 days

In what is now a general press conference, the Premier spoke to media at 11am this morning about the pandemic and other business.