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On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

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Stories about "Cr Barry Longland":

Tweed councillor’s flip-flop ways

Tweed shire Cr Barry Longland claims the new automatic gate at Black Rocks will satisfy koala protection needs. But look at his voting history when it comes to protecting these koalas.

Cr Longland and Tweed Coast koalas

T Clark, Nunderi. If anyone wants an insight into Tweed shire Cr Barry Longland, they should read his letter to Echonetdaily of 22 February.

A referendum over men’s shed or koalas?

Cr Barry Longland. At last Thursday's Tweed Shire Council meeting, I was presented with a petition containing some 33,000 entries directed, not to the council, but to me personally, requesting that I to move to close off access and revegetate the Black Rocks Sportsfield.

Cr Longland no friend of Tweed koalas


David Norris
, president, 
Threatened Species Conservation Society, Pottsville. Tweed shire mayor Katie Milne and deputy mayor Gary Bagnall's consistent voting in favour of the environment is commended.

In the Tweed, it’s a dam shame

J. Gardner, Uki (CWG Member). We are really disillusioned that Tweed shire councillor Barry Longland reneged on his deal with mayor Katie Milne over an independent review to find the best form of water management for the shire, which he supported just last month.

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.

Cr Longland sniffs mayoral robes as he votes with the Nats

Trish Mann, Burringbar. Oh to be mayor! Byron Shire has its 'rose', Tweed Shire has it's 'Barry’, it's a familiar tale.

Koala-gate debate brings out good, bad and ugly

Joan Doris, Nerang.It was appalling when the proposal for the removal of the koala protection gates at Black Rocks was discussed. After several very comprehensive, sensible and informative presentations by community members were presented the handling of this very important issue by some of the councillors was deplorable.

Cr Longland continues to disappoint

Menkit Prince, Uki. Looks like Tweed shire's pro-development councillors have been on the rampage again.

Tweed koalas on the road to extinction

Menkit Prince, Uki. In 10 years’ time when all the koalas on the Tweed coast are extinct, will we look back and ask why?

Firearm and drug offence charges laid after Coraki vehicle stop

NSW Police say a man has been charged after a firearm and prohibited drugs were seized during a vehicle stop yesterday.

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

New digs for flood adaptation project

Mullum Cares has a new home in the Railway Shed Yard, on the corner of Prince and Ann Streets in Mullum.

Police suspect dies at Clothiers Creek

NSW Police say a critical incident investigation has commenced following the death of a man at Clothiers Creek yesterday.