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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

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The year 2000

I must answer David Heilpern. Remember 2000, how the computers were all to fail on NYE? How could so...

Champion a cause

Delighted to read Dan Reade’s letter (September 1) calling for everyone to take a new cause to champion. I...

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Mandatory mask

Mandatory mask wearing is not working. Supermarkets can’t seem to enforce this, unfortunately. If like me, you see a...

Water resilience

A number of groups in the Byron Shire have been working our way each month through topics set for...

Woman charged over alleged Public Health Order Breaches – Tweed/Byron

A woman has been charged over multiple alleged breaches of the Public Health Orders in the Tweed and Byron shires.

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Calls for more shark mitigation funding in Tweed

Tweed Councillor James Owen (Liberal) and Deputy Mayor Reece Byrnes (Labor) are calling on the NSW state government to supply more funding for shark mitigation.

Drones on local beaches for safety’s sake

Drones are literally part of the 21st-century landscape and skyscape and putting them to good use is part of a new initiative from Surf Lifesaving NSW and Tweed Council who are including this airborne appliance on their watch.

Shark risk – proposal for Tweed Council to buy drones

The recent death of Rob Pedretti following a shark bite off the coast of Kingscliff on 8 June has led to Tweed Shire Councillor Reece Byrnes proposing action.

Drones deployed to stop north coast shark attacks

A $430,000 fleet of drones fitted with shark spotting technology will be patrolling north coast beaches this summer.

Shark nets, drones and drum lines – beach safety the focus

Staying safe in the water as the weather heats up and the school holidays start it is important to keep water safety at the top of your mind. Rivers as well as the ocean can have strong currents and snags that are dangers to swimmers – though rivers generally have less sharks.

Drones enlisted in battle to save Tweed koalas

Tweed Shire Council is testing a new tool for protecting its vulnerable koala populations – drones equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) and backed by powerful statistical analysis.

Drone disabled and confiscated

Name withhold on request, Billinudgel. We have in our possession the drone that was flying over our house in The Pocket today, Sunday, at approximate 08:50 hours.

Drones could be used to spot sharks, says local pilot

Amid a series of further shark sightings, some north coast surf lifesavers are considering using drones as a cost-effective way to spot sharks after a presentation at Lennox Head Life Saving Club on the weekend.

Drones for shark surveillance

Richard Lucas, Lennox Head. The recent tragic shark attack has prompted another round of debate about the best means of providing swimmer and surfer protection. I would advocate the use of small drones that could regularly patrol the skies above crowded patrolled beaches such as at Byron, Lennox and Ballina.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that should be the end of...