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Tweed local council candidates told to obey signage rules

With less than four weeks to go until the NSW Local Government election, candidates and their supporters are being reminded that they must comply with State and Council regulations when erecting signage.

NSW 2019 Tweed candidates

As Saturday draws ever closer and we sharpen our little tiny pencils, it’s important to remember that your votes count, and you need to know who you’re voting for –  then it will all be over and we wait to see what fate and vote and given us.

Can Labor win back Tweed?

It seems like ancient history now but a seat often referred to as National Party heartland was held by Labor in the early years of this century. The question is, can they win it back in 2019?

Report shows hit to land values from CSG

Land values across the NSW north coast and elsewhere will be hit hard if the coal-seam gas (CSG) industry is allowed to develop, a new Productivity Commission report has warned.

New govt must support fairer and more caring society

Jan Barham, MLC. The re-elected coalition government must adopt a more caring and strategic approach with a priority focus on housing and community services for areas of high vulnerability and disadvantage such as the north coast.

Farmers fire off warning to Nationals on CSG

The National Party should heed the message being delivered by country voters to end unconventional gas mining in the Northern Rivers area and across the state.

Nats ‘storm troopers’ help take Tweed

Terry Sharples, Tweed Heads. Congratulations to Geoff Provest and his campaign manager for running a brilliant campaign to hold his seat. For a first timer, Geoff’s opponent did quite well but could have done even better if the ALP campaign had had focus.

Voters say no to trails without rails

Basil Cameron, Trains On Our Tracks (TOOT). Residents have sent a strong message to the Baird government: ‘hands off our tracks’.

Current politics and its addiction to fossil fuels

Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby. OK, have you had your five minutes of celebration? Great, now let's get serious again. It is really unfortunate that the NSW government and their supporters are climate-ignorant.

Provest retains Tweed for Nationals, just

Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest has been returned for a third term, but with a much reduced margin.

Coalition puts north coast biodiversity ‘under grave danger’

The north coast’s rich biodiversity is under grave threat from a shock announcement by the coalition just two days out of the election that if re-elected it will repeal the state’s major protection laws for threatened species and native vegetation.

Thomas George says he’s all for CSG

Bruce McQueen, Mt Burrell. 'I am all for CSG' are the exact words spoken by the National's Thomas George at meet the candidates night in Murwillumbah four years ago.

Greens tackle unemployment on the north coast

Tamara Smith, Adam Guise, Andrea Vickers and John Kaye for the NSW Greens. Greens NSW have announced a fully-funded $165 million local infrastructure program for the Richmond-Tweed region.

ALP makes $247m pledge to upgrade region’s roads

Northern rivers councils would have access to $247 million to upgrade roads if the Labor party wins Saturday’s election, deputy Opposition leader Linda Burney promised in Lismore this morning.

Solar panels for all schools under Labor

Ron Goodman, Labor candidate for Tweed. A Foley Labor government will invest $70 million to install solar panels in all public schools – to help schools in Tweed become more energy efficient and generate clean, renewable solar power. that's welcome news.

Nannas tell NSW Labor leader ‘we are watching you’

Knitting Nannas had a simple message for NSW Labor leader Luke Foley this morning when he visited the site of the Bentley blockade just outside Lismore. ‘Do the wrong thing and we’ll be watching you’.

Higher power bills, CSG under the Nats

Ron Goodman, Tweed Labor candidate . Tweed people face the clearest possible choice at the state election on March 28. A vote for the National party is a vote for Geoff Provest's pro-fracking, pro-CSG agenda to expand coal seam gas mining across the north coast.

Labor backs unsung heroes of animal of protection

Lorraine Vass, president Friends of the Koala. I know political promises are cheap a couple of weeks out from an election, but what a breath of fresh air to have a NSW political party acknowledge the work of voluntary wildlife carers and to recognise that government has a fiscal responsibility in meeting some of the costs of voluntary wildlife rehabilitation.

District of Tweed overview and candidate profiles

Collected on this page are key Echonetdaily articles for the electoral district of Tweed including an overview of the electorate and profiles for all candidates.

Metgasco merger deal collapses as CSG ban urged

Troubled north coast coal-seam-gas (CSG) miner Metgasco suffered another setback this week with the collapse of a proposed merger with oil explorer Elk Petroleum.

Qld Labor in government a different story

Christopher Macfarlane, Ocean Shores. I am stunned and appalled that after just 25 days in government, the Labor Party has announced a deal with coal billionaires Adani to dredge and expand the Abbot Point coal port in the Great Barrier Reef.

Tweed showered with election attention

The major political parties continue to promise Tweed voters new infrastructure or increased environmental protections as the countdown to the 28 March state election rolls on.

Greens, Labor unite to oppose poles and wires sell-off

Increasing opposition to the Baird government's controversial electricity privatisation plans has prompted a preference deal between Labor and the Greens in Nationals-held seats, including Ballina, Lismore and Tweed.

Labor promises $40m high school for Pottsville

The NSW Labor opposition has made a bold pitch for support from Tweed Coast communities at the upcoming election with a pledge to build a new $40 million high school at Pottsville which for years locals have campaigned for.

Coalition promises $180m for Lismore hospital

The NSW government has promised $180 million to finish the upgrade of the Lismore Base Hospital, and $120,000 to increase car parking at the Murwillumbah hospital. The funding is contingent on the Liberal/Nationals coalition being re-elected.

Geoff Provest, Nationals Tweed candidate

Geoff has been the Nationals state Member for Tweed since defeating the Labor incumbent in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011. He is currently the parliamentary secretary to the deputy premier and for regional roads.

Reject poles and wires selloff, Qld premier tells Tweed

New Queensland premier and Labor hero Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged Tweed voters to reject the Baird government’s controversial plan to sell off the state’s electricity assets, saying the move would backfire on the coalition as it did in Queensland.

ALP promises $211 million for Tweed Hospital

Opposition leader Luke Foley has announced a massive $200 million commitment to redevelop The Tweed Hospital, calling it 'one of the busiest hospitals in the state' and trumping the Coalition's offer of $48 million last month.

Andrea Vickers, Tweed Greens candidate

As a regional resident for 15 years, Andrea Vickers is committed to creating a strong and sustainable economic, social and environmental base for Tweed. She has seen the need for better service delivery and a long term economic strategy for the electorate.

A changing guard in seat of Tweed

The seat of Tweed has been a hard-fought battleground for Labor and the incumbent Nationals for the past 10 years or more.

Ron Goodman, ALP candidate for Tweed

I’m seeking your support as only Labor has the policies and focus to get Tweed back on track by delivering more jobs, better hospitals, quality schools, and banning harmful coal seam gas mining in our region.

Pottsville primary offered $5m upgrade, but no high-school promise

Pottsville Beach Public School has been promised a major $5 million upgrade to cater for up to 1,000 students if the coalition government is re-elected.

Tweed dredging plan announced while Ballina waits

Ballina is hoping to be next in line after the state government announced it was spending $1 million to dredge the lower Tweed River and Terranora Inlet over the next few months.

Parties roll out the big guns for north coast election

Political parties are rolling out their star performers as they launch their campaigns for electoral victory on the north coast of NSW.

Health minister responds on Tweed Hospital

Jillian Skinner, NSW Health Minister. Labor’s lies know no bounds. The $48 million upgrade of The Tweed Hospital has nothing to do with the proposed lease of the state’s poles and wires.

Tweed Hospital pledge draws mixed response

A promise by the NSW coalition government yesterday to fund a much-needed Tweed Hospital upgrade to the tune of $48 million if it is re-elected next month has had a mixed response.

Urgent fast-track of Tweed Hospital needed, say Greens

The fast-tracking of the redevelopment of Tweed Hospital has become a major state election issue with the Greens joining a campaign to get it done, saying lives were at risk as a result of hospital services being neglected.

Tweed Hospital overcrowded say staff

Pressure is building for the state government to fast-track the multi-million-dollar redevelopment of Tweed Hospital following an outcry from medical staff who say emergency and other units are ‘ridiculously’ overcrowded.

Police at 90 per cent capacity: Provest

Hans Lovejoy & Chris Dobney Tweed MP Geoff Provest is claiming police in the region are operating at 90 per cent capacity despite claims by...

‘Sad and distressing’: massive numbers of bird deaths in Australian heatwaves reveal a profound loss is looming

Heatwaves linked to climate change have already led to mass deaths of birds and other wildlife around the world. To stem the loss of biodiversity as the climate warms, we need to better understand how birds respond.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

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.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.