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March 9, 2021

Missing link in Ocean Shores

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No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

Where does a lack of empathy lead us? 

Democracy, as a concept and a form of governance, was first introduced by the Greeks around 507 BC.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.

Kingscliff, trucks, and development – what’s the right outcome?

The debate over the movement of fill via the Tweed Coast Road and through Kingscliff to fill future development sites has been considered by residents, Tweed Shire Councillors, and staff at the last two planning meetings and a workshop in between.

Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Jim Mangleson, Ocean Shores

The NSW state government paid for the path all the way around Water Lily Park in Ocean Shores. But Council, who owns the 10m missing link didn’t complete it for fear that children might ride straight onto the road. A barrier would’ve been a solution.

They are also constructing, without community consultation, a bikeway through a reserve onto the main roundabout at Ocean Shores and Orana Road, which is completely at odds with the community-approved design that has been in existence for over 35 years.


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