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.
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 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 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.
A proposal by developer RGBAH Holdings to build a group living facility for people with disabilities and the socially disadvantaged on the fringe of Murwillumbah is being contested by neighbours who say the site is ‘completely inappropriate’.
Tweed Shire Council has received $3.75 million from the State and Federal Government's Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements to repair the South Murwillumbah Flood Levee.
A man has been arrested after the stolen car he was driving got stuck on a grave as he was driving through the Murwillumbah Catholic Cemetery with police in pursuit.
Gwyn Hooper, Uki. The recent implosion of the Liberal Party has all but guaranteed a change of government at the next election. This has resulted in the seat of Richmond to be less critical in the removal of the ‘muppet... Read More →
Jeremy Tager, Uki. Councillor Byrnes claims that Council role in Jack Hallam’s DA is ‘essentially the approval of truck movements on our local roads.’ This is totally incorrect. We provided legal advice to the Council in 2017 that Council has... Read More →
NSW Health Infrastructure has repudiated claims by federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot (Labor) that the Kingscliff site for the new Tweed Hospital would need to be assessed by the federal environment department.
Police are warning residents in the Tweed to be especially careful to lock cars, homes and caravans following a recent spate of thefts.
During the chase of a car that had no number plates on the front, police say the vehicle being pursued drove straight towards them, forcing officers to take evasive action to avoid a crash.
Four fabulous examples of sustainable housing will be open to the public on Sunday September 16 as part of the annual Sustainable House Day Open Homes event.
A majority of Tweed Shire councillors voted last week to allow a former Labor MP to operate a water mining operation, which would see a maximum extraction volume of 24 megalitres per year.
A community panel has been formed to ‘to help shape the vision for the new $582 million Tweed Valley Hospital’, according to Tweed MP Geoff Provest (Nationals).
A delivery driver for Murwillumbah butchery Sunnyside Meats is nursing his (minor) wounds after the ute he was driving spun off Tyalgum Road, Eungella, yesterday afternoon.
Patients in the Tweed Valley who rely on life-saving kidney dialysis can now receive treatment a little closer to home. A new $1.1 million satellite renal unit was at officially opened Murwillumbah District Hospital today.
Tweed Shire Council is undertaking legal proceedings and compliance actions against three companies involved in water mining in the shire, claiming all three are breaching council conditions.
Two men were charged with possession of ice (methamphetamine) on Friday afternoon (August 31) during police patrols of Tweed Heads.
Paul Bibby For centuries society has perpetuated a distorted portrayal of women’s bodies to serve the needs of those in power – usually men. And there is no greater example of this than the representation of the vagina. Lying at... Read More →
Officers from Tweed Police were confronted by a 28-year-old man who allegedly threatened to kill members of his family in Banora Point on Wednesday. According to the Tweed/Byron Local Area Command, officers went to the address after receiving a report... Read More →
A Tweed Shire Council volunteer is travelling to western Kenya this week to upgrade drinking water plants built by the Tweed Kenya Mentoring Program, now in its 13th year of operation.
An investigation is underway following a fatal crash in Lismore yesterday afternoon that saw a 61-year-old female driver killed when her car ran off the road and into a tree.
Menkit Prince, Uki. Is Cr Pryce Allsop openly encouraging businesses to breach conditions of their development application (DA) then say ‘we were just trying to grow, give us a break’? Sounds like it. His letter last week said ‘sometimes businesses... Read More →
Trevor White, Uki. I would like to bring your attention to a letter sent to the Tweed Valley Weekly last Thursday (August 16). the letter was sent by a Tweed Shire Councillor, Pryce Alsop. In the letter which alludes, but... Read More →
A new report shows that the North Coast is the least affordable in regional NSW when average weekly incomes are taken into account, leading to soaring rates of housing stress.
As the TV show 'I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!' celebrates 16 years of filming in the Tweed, the Regional Museum takes a look behind the scenes of the production.
On Friday, August 17, a 61-year-old woman had to be airlifted from near the summit of Mt Warning (Wollumbin) after falling while climbing down the mountain with a relative. The accident is the fourth on the mountain this year.
Two people were injured, one seriously, in separate crashes less than a kilometre apart near on the M1 Pacific Highway near Clothiers Creek on Friday (August 10).