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Daniel Mookhey walks the line with NSW budget

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Tweed Council – committed to a sustainable future

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Butterfly and bee highways created by local schools

Northern Rivers students have created a ‘B&B Highway’ for bees, birds, and butterflies to support threatened pollinators in the region.

We welcome Byron Shire Council’s decision to put up signs on the Tyagarah nude beach and congratulate the police on restoring order at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Lake.

We have visited the lake several times since police patrols began in August and the tone of the place has changed entirely.

The predatory element has largely disappeared and people are enjoying the lake without the seedy undercurrent.

A random, rather than a full-time police presence has resulted in significant improvement at the lake in a very short time.

We therefore have reason to expect the same strategy will produce the same results at the beach once appropriate signage is in place.

Once word gets around that it is no longer possible to commit illegal acts with impunity we will rapidly see this behaviour dwindle.


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