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Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

Iron Gates developer launches appeal against DA refusal at Evans Head

It is a saga that has been going on for over 30 years and that some hoped might finally have come to an end. But that is not to be the case with an appeal against the refusal of the Iron Gates development application (DA) at Evans Head now having been submitted.

Labor leader promises to stop Murwillumbah mega-school merger if they win election

NSW Labor leader Chris Minns has promised concerned parents, teachers, and the community that if Labor win the next election they will not follow through with the mega-school merger that is currently underway in Murwillumbah.

NSW says ‘No’ to decriminalising drugs but pivots towards a health-based response

After waiting almost three years to respond to the recommendations of the NSW Ice Inquiry NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet, has rejected the recommendation to decriminalise use of illicit drugs. 

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Jarjums empowered to speak up with rapper JK-47

This year’s ‘Muggi (strong) Culture, Deadly Futures’ program focussed on Aboriginal and Torres Strait jarjums, from kindy to year 12, engaging with cultural knowledge and skills ad empowering and motivating jarjums to speak up.

Get your sculpture ideas in by Sept 30

The Ingenuity Small Sculpture Prize is seeking entries by September 30 from Northern Rivers artists with $6,000 worth of prizes up for grabs.

Call to halt approved Kingscliff developments over flood risks

Kingscliff locals fear that approved, but not yet built developments, will cause more intense flooding of existing houses in the future if the developments go ahead.

Flood 2022 – Kingscliff emergency housing failure

Kinglscliff housing-pod fiasco – emergency flood housing anticipated to be available in early 2023 to house displaced residents from teh February 2022 floods.

Wollumbin High trees to be retained but 158 trees going as part of mega-school merger

The announcement that the trees, planted by the ‘Man of the Trees’ Bruce Chick and Wollumbin High School students when the school was founded, will not be removed has been warmly welcomed by the local community.

La Nina coming again as world careens towards uncharted climate destruction

We’ve experienced a number of difficult years on the Northern Rivers and the east coast of Australia as we’ve lurched from crippling drought and bushfires to ‘unprecedented’ destruction from flooding. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has now confirmed that we are heading into a third year of La Niña.

Call to stop logging NSW public forests to be debated as fire risk increases

Over 20,000 people have signed a petition asking the NSW government to debate the proposal to place a moratorium on logging in public native forests, transition to 100 per cent sustainable plantations by 2024 for the native forestry industry, and ban the use of native forest materials as ‘biomass fuel’.

Tweed locals call for action on Endangered Species Day

Highlighting Endangered Species Day around 40 people gathered outside Tweed MP Geoff Provest's office in Tweed to highlight the dangers we and our furry friends are facing

NSW Draft Climate Change Policy and Action Plan open for comment

It took the people to make the EPA take responsibility for its role in mitigating the impacts of greenhouse gasses. Today sees the release of the NSW Draft Climate Change Policy and Action Plan that outlines some of their key actions aimed at keeping warming below 1.5 degrees.

What is the future for Tweed Shire?

How the future of Tweed Shire and the north coast will develop is being shaped by the North Coast Regional Plan 2041. This is the plan that sets out the overall direction and potential futures for the local council areas and the broader region in general. 

Locals protest the removal of 49 native trees at Wollumbin High for a car park

As cars tooted in support around 80 locals gathered this morning at Wollumbin High School to protest against the removal of native and endangered trees that were planted by the ‘Man of the Trees’ Bruce Chick and school students from when the school was founded.

Iron Gates DA at Evans Head refused – appeal to be lodged

The controversial Iron Gates development application at Evans Head, that has been waiting for a decision on the current DA for eight years, and been fought against by the local community for over 30 years, was refused on Tuesday by the Northern Regional Planning Panel.

Tree removal at Wollumbin High being reconsidered by DoE

The removal of 49 native and endangered trees planted by renowned environmentalist Bruce Chick and students at Wollumbin High School for a temporary car park are being reconsidered by the Department of Education.

Protest at Wollumbin High against native tree removal

The local Murwillumbah community is up in arms over the proposed removal of native and rainforest trees at Wollumbin High School to build a car park. A protest is taking place this Friday at 10am.

Wollumbin High – native trees to be removed to ‘put up a parking lot’ 

The community is outraged that 48 established rainforest and native trees planted by environmentalist Bruce Chick and students from Wollumbin High School that are going to be removed for a temporary car park. 

Helium balloons banned in Tweed Shire

Last week saw the immediate banning of the release of helium balloons in Tweed Shire for events on public land and at Council-owned facilities. 

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

Iron Gates developer launches appeal against DA refusal at Evans Head

It is a saga that has been going on for over 30 years and that some hoped might finally have come to an end. But that is not to be the case with an appeal against the refusal of the Iron Gates development application (DA) at Evans Head now having been submitted.

Labor leader promises to stop Murwillumbah mega-school merger if they win election

NSW Labor leader Chris Minns has promised concerned parents, teachers, and the community that if Labor win the next election they will not follow through with the mega-school merger that is currently underway in Murwillumbah.

NSW says ‘No’ to decriminalising drugs but pivots towards a health-based response

After waiting almost three years to respond to the recommendations of the NSW Ice Inquiry NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet, has rejected the recommendation to decriminalise use of illicit drugs. 

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Jarjums empowered to speak up with rapper JK-47

This year’s ‘Muggi (strong) Culture, Deadly Futures’ program focussed on Aboriginal and Torres Strait jarjums, from kindy to year 12, engaging with cultural knowledge and skills ad empowering and motivating jarjums to speak up.

Get your sculpture ideas in by Sept 30

The Ingenuity Small Sculpture Prize is seeking entries by September 30 from Northern Rivers artists with $6,000 worth of prizes up for grabs.

Call to halt approved Kingscliff developments over flood risks

Kingscliff locals fear that approved, but not yet built developments, will cause more intense flooding of existing houses in the future if the developments go ahead.

Flood 2022 – Kingscliff emergency housing failure

Kinglscliff housing-pod fiasco – emergency flood housing anticipated to be available in early 2023 to house displaced residents from teh February 2022 floods.

Wollumbin High trees to be retained but 158 trees going as part of mega-school merger

The announcement that the trees, planted by the ‘Man of the Trees’ Bruce Chick and Wollumbin High School students when the school was founded, will not be removed has been warmly welcomed by the local community.

La Nina coming again as world careens towards uncharted climate destruction

We’ve experienced a number of difficult years on the Northern Rivers and the east coast of Australia as we’ve lurched from crippling drought and bushfires to ‘unprecedented’ destruction from flooding. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has now confirmed that we are heading into a third year of La Niña.

Call to stop logging NSW public forests to be debated as fire risk increases

Over 20,000 people have signed a petition asking the NSW government to debate the proposal to place a moratorium on logging in public native forests, transition to 100 per cent sustainable plantations by 2024 for the native forestry industry, and ban the use of native forest materials as ‘biomass fuel’.

Tweed locals call for action on Endangered Species Day

Highlighting Endangered Species Day around 40 people gathered outside Tweed MP Geoff Provest's office in Tweed to highlight the dangers we and our furry friends are facing

NSW Draft Climate Change Policy and Action Plan open for comment

It took the people to make the EPA take responsibility for its role in mitigating the impacts of greenhouse gasses. Today sees the release of the NSW Draft Climate Change Policy and Action Plan that outlines some of their key actions aimed at keeping warming below 1.5 degrees.

What is the future for Tweed Shire?

How the future of Tweed Shire and the north coast will develop is being shaped by the North Coast Regional Plan 2041. This is the plan that sets out the overall direction and potential futures for the local council areas and the broader region in general. 

Locals protest the removal of 49 native trees at Wollumbin High for a car park

As cars tooted in support around 80 locals gathered this morning at Wollumbin High School to protest against the removal of native and endangered trees that were planted by the ‘Man of the Trees’ Bruce Chick and school students from when the school was founded.

Iron Gates DA at Evans Head refused – appeal to be lodged

The controversial Iron Gates development application at Evans Head, that has been waiting for a decision on the current DA for eight years, and been fought against by the local community for over 30 years, was refused on Tuesday by the Northern Regional Planning Panel.

Tree removal at Wollumbin High being reconsidered by DoE

The removal of 49 native and endangered trees planted by renowned environmentalist Bruce Chick and students at Wollumbin High School for a temporary car park are being reconsidered by the Department of Education.

Protest at Wollumbin High against native tree removal

The local Murwillumbah community is up in arms over the proposed removal of native and rainforest trees at Wollumbin High School to build a car park. A protest is taking place this Friday at 10am.

Wollumbin High – native trees to be removed to ‘put up a parking lot’ 

The community is outraged that 48 established rainforest and native trees planted by environmentalist Bruce Chick and students from Wollumbin High School that are going to be removed for a temporary car park. 

Helium balloons banned in Tweed Shire

Last week saw the immediate banning of the release of helium balloons in Tweed Shire for events on public land and at Council-owned facilities. 
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