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Tweed Council votes for Water Sharing Plan recommendations

The recommendations from a report about the Water Sharing Plan for the Tweed River area were voted on at the Tweed Council meeting last...

Byrrill Creek dam option not scientific: MP

The NSW Greens have called on state water minister Niall Blair to stop Tweed Shire Council pursuing the controversial plan to dam Byrrill Creek.

Byrrill Creek dam option too expensive

Lindy Smith, Tweed Heads. The backdoor push for the Byrrill Creek dam is the ultimate betrayal for our Tweed shire.

Byrrill Creek dam a damn poor idea

Martin Munz, Limpinwood. That councillors Byrne, Longland and Polglase have given notice that at the next Tweed Shire Council meeting they will move that the 20 year moratorium on any dam proposal at Byrrill Creek for a period of 20 years be rescinded is cause for concern.

Ban on Tweed dam set to be lifted

A Tweed councillor who, as mayor in three years ago, led the charge to sink a controversial plan to dam Byrrill Creek in the Tweed Valley, is now pushing to leave the door open to it in a move to reverse the ban on the dam.

Options for another Tweed dam on the table

A controversial longstanding plan to build a second dam in the Tweed Valley to secure the shire’s future water needs will be debated by councillors tonight (Thursday).

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

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