13.2 C
Byron Shire
June 20, 2024

Don’t remove the concrete barriers say Tweed Council

Latest News

Murwillumbah Hospital celebrates 120 years

A community campaign for a hospital in Murwillumbah led, in 1899, to two committees and a Board of Trustees being formed, and the selection of a 15-acre site. The hospital itself opened in May 1904.

Other News

16-year-old Mullum boy summits Imja Tse

Back in 2017, nine-year-old local boy, Finn Marshall-Rosato, became the youngest Australian to trek to Everest Base Camp, unaided and carrying all his own gear. 

Arnold’s tourism role recognised

If tourism is the lifeblood of the Byron Shire, then Cameron Arnold is one of its key haematologists.

The incredible shrinking ambition of Peter Dutton

Last week, Peter Dutton's Liberal-National Coalition formally abandoned Australia's legislated 2030 emissions reduction target.

Koalas? Act now

The Forestry Corporation’s Planning Portal shows that forest compartments are on the chopping block before the Great Koala National...

Mullum phone tower

In response to Paul Taylor re: the Mullum phone tower.  Paul, perhaps you might gain more understanding of ‘belligerent mobs’...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: PFAS-ed Off

Whenever a cloudy day hits Mullumbimby we all know it’s only a matter of time before someone’s on a community Facebook group warning people about chemtrails. I’ve sat in a Meet the Candidates and heard an audience member ask an MP what they are going to do about chemtrails and watched them squirm.

Concrete barriers, placed at major slip sites such as this one at Reserve Creek Road, are in place to keep the community safe. Removing a road barrier or signage is a serious offence and police may be notified. Photo supplied

The removal of concrete barriers at Reserve Creek Road landslip are putting the community at risk say Tweed Shire Council. 

Council has placed concrete barriers and road closure signs in place at major slip sites like Reserve Creek Road and Tyalgum Road and the community is urged to take heed of these barriers and signs. Removing or tampering with barriers is a serious offence and could result in someone being hurt or killed.

Landslips are responsible for most of the Tweed’s expected long-term road closures, including major landslips at Tyalgum Road, Reserve Creek Road and Scenic Drive at Bilambil Heights.

Concrete barriers have been put back in place at the Reserve Creek Road landslip.n Photo supplied

Council Manager Infrastructure Delivery Tim Mackney said each time Council has to respond to barrier tampering it takes vital resources away from the repair effort.

‘There are still many roads closed as crews continue with flood recovery. Council crews are working as hard as they can, but this work will take time to complete,’ Mr Mackney said.

Geotechnical investigations have been carried out to assess the safety of the landslips and inform the design and construction of repairs. However, these will take time to complete.

Council crews continue to work on the flood recovery program which now totals 3,778 items of road damage as new items are identified.

Removing a road barrier or signage is a serious offence, and police may be notified.


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

Iron Gates L&EC appeal hearing comes to an end:  decision reserved – Part I

The long-standing, controversial Iron Gates case came to an end in the Land & Environment Court (L&EC) last Friday after a two-week Hearing commencing at Evans Head on 3 June and finishing in the Court in Sydney on 14 June. 

Supporting women’s mental health in Ballina

Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety, and one in five women compared to one in eight men suffer from mental ill health or disorder.

Lismore’s Freedom of Entry Parade

Lismore is set to host a Freedom of Entry Parade by the 41st Battalion, a time-honoured tradition dating back to medieval times

Inequity underpins solar-battery rebates

Over 3.2 million Australian households now have solar systems, and NSW leads, with a million systems (rooftop, heated pool or hot water).