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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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Stories about "Black Rocks sportsfield":

Tweed councillor moves to revive men’s shed plan

The controversial proposal for a men's shed at the Black Rocks sports field south of Pottsville looks set to be revived with a push...

Koala sanctuary at Black Rocks would be a tourism boon

Menkit Prince, Uki. Locals walking in the Black Rocks sports field came across a very strange sight recently: dozens of teddy bears tied to trees near where the Pottsville & District Men’s Shed is proposed to be built.

Give koalas what they need

David Norris, president, Threatened Species Conservation Society, Pottsville. The Black Rocks sports field has serious safety issues. It is in an isolated location 300 metres within bushland, and is a haven for those with ill-intent, as has been demonstrated by ongoing vandalism, obscene graffiti, break and enter, marijuana cultivation and hooning at this site.

Black Rocks sportsfield men’s shed a ‘Trojan horse’


David Norris
, president
 Threatened Species Conservation Society Inc
, Pottsville. In his email dated 30 September, renowned ecologist and koala expert, Dr Steve Phillips stated: 'The increasing development pressure being placed on the Sports Field (Black Rocks) locality is paramount to an abrogation of Council's responsibilities to Koala conservation in the Tweed'.

Tweed Coast koala habitat restored

Troy Green, general manager, Tweed Shire Council. The importance of the Pottsville Wetlands-Black Rocks koala population is testament to the outcomes of the Black Rocks by the Sea Individual Koala Plan of Management (IKPOM).

Pottsville men shedders too stubborn

David Norris, Pottsville. According to the development application that Tweed Shire Council has prepared for a Men's Shed at the Black Rocks sports field, members of the Pottsville and District Men's Shed Inc have refused to progress an application for a permanent site at the Barry Sheppard sports field (Hastings Point) simply because they refuse to go there.

Minister warns Tweed council over koalas

NSW environment minister Rob Stokes has dropped a bombshell on Tweed Shire Council, warning the state could intervene if a koala protection gate at the Black Rocks sportsfield south of Pottsville is removed.

Tweed’s koala-gate move sparks more protest

Tweed shire councillor Barry Longland has stuck by his controversial move to push for koala-protection gates at the Blacks Rocks sports field south of Pottsville to be replaced by a grid, which has angered koala campaigners and led to three public protests in the past week.

Koalas decline as councillors look on

David Norris, Pottsville. Under Tweed Shire Council's watch, over the last decade we have lost 50 per cent of our Tweed coast koalas. With an estimated 110 to 140 koalas left, there is no room for complacency if we are not only going to maintain koala residency, but also to increase numbers to a viable population size.

An ideal place for a Men’s Shed

Lyn Dickinson, Pottsville. According to the Australian Men's Shed Association, one major objective is 'to advance the health and well-being of their male members and to encourage social inclusion'. There is an ideal place for this to happen – it is located at the most southern end of the Pottsville markets.

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

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Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

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Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...