Andrew Bennett, Murwillumbah
Common sense prevailed at last night’s Tweed Shire Council meeting when the very popular and admired councillor Katie Milne was elected as mayor once again. This will give Cr Milne the opportunity for the next two years to continue in promoting and protecting the Tweed lifestyle, environment and local business.
Another common sense move was to elect newcomer to the council, Chris Cherry as deputy mayor. Chris has a proven track record as an advocate for all free-thinking people of the Tweed, the environment and she does not nest with the conservative over-development ideology.
It was very refreshing to hear another newcomer to the council, Pryce Allsop, acknowledge his passion to protect the environment, endangered species and his vision toward more ecotourism. These are very progressive visions and should be encouraged. I will be watching and supporting Cr Allsop in this regard.
Another common-sense decision was raised by Cr Ron Cooper, and passed by council , to defer the matter of the Black Rocks Men’s Shed until all potential and viable sites are explored, along with the correct state government approval and funding requirements being met.
I wish all councillors, both old and new, the very best over the next four years and hope they only make decisions which benefit the environment and the shared interdependence between ecology and the people.