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Byron Shire
March 7, 2021

Tweed Shire

More ethical councillors needed in Tweed

Stephen Lloyd, Murwillumbah.  The Tweed Shire Council election is coming with up a whole truckload of aspiring councillors and quite a few crackers. But when you...

Tweed Nats’ familiar tricks

Stephanie Deane, Tweed Shire Council candidate, Tweed Heads. Tweed Council currently has a Request for Offer (RFO) 2016217 titled expression of interest – licence to conduct a...

Wards not the answer says Tweed poll candidate

Neglect of community infrastructure is feeding growing calls for the introduction of a ward system for Tweed Shire Council, but that won't fix the problem, according to a candidate in the upcoming poll.

Kaye takes the plunge again in Tweed poll

Tweed Heads high-school teacher Kaye Sharples, who narrowly missed out on election to Tweed Shire Council four years ago, is hoping her neighbourhood group will this time make the grade.

Tweed council candidate slams Black Rocks decision

Tweed Shire Council candidate Michael McNamara has lashed out at councillors who voted to sign a five-year lease on a temporary site for the Pottsville Men's Shed at the Black Rocks Sports Field at its last meeting.

Nominations open for Tweed elections

Nominations have opened for candidates in the Tweed Shire Council election, which will be held on Saturday, October 29. The election, which was to have been held on September 10 was postponed after the death of candidate Ken Nicholson.

Candidates should commit to repairing boardwalk

Richard W Murray, Tweed Heads Tweed Shire Council is seeking unnecessary conflict with residents, particularly at Tweed Heads, where council staff members have been directed...

Train supporters welcome council candidates’ support

A northern rivers group lobbying to have the Casino to Murwillumbah railway line reopened has welcomed support from a number of candidates in the upcoming local government election.

Council pre-polling stations open

Ballina, Byron and Lismore residents can now cast their vote in the upcoming council elections, with pre-polling stations across the three LGAs opening yesterday. Tweed shire residents will have to wait a little longer.

Middle ground won’t save koalas

David Norris, Pottsville There are three Tweed councillors who I believe are not worthy of your readers’ vote at the next council election. Namely Crs...

New date announced for Tweed Council elections

The NSW Electoral commission has announced a new date for Tweed Shire Council elections, after the previous election, set for 10 September, failed following the death of candidate Ken ‘Stents’ Nicholson last Friday.

More of the same for Tweed council?

Terry Sharples, Tweed Heads Here is my lucky punters winners guide for the Tweed Shire Council 2016 election: Warren John Polglase Katie Catriona Milne James Owen Spencer Michael Patrick...

Ex-candidate for Tweed poll rues Nats-link stuff-up

A Murwillumbah businessman and former candidate for the Tweed Shire Council election on September 10 has dropped a bombshell on local National Party big wigs who helped organise his campaign, after a fiasco in which his group’s nomination form for the poll were not lodged.

Call for council candidates to support return of rail

The Northern Rivers Railway Action Group (NRRAG) is calling on candidates in north coast council elections to announce their position on the reinstatement of the Casino to Murwillumbah rail line.

Greens mayor back in the race in Tweed

The Tweed Greens have announced that current mayor Katie Milne will be standing for re-election on September 10, bringing to an end speculation over whether she would run again after serious illness forced her to take time out of the top job at Easter.

Labor teams for Byron, Tweed but not Ballina

The Labor Party has announced teams for Byron and Tweed shire council elections in September but a Ballina councillor who is an ALP member says his ticket is staunchly independent.

Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to say it’s ‘too late’. Climate...

Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable as mayor by scripting his...


I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will be independent.’ As long as more...

Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump track will have on our...