Rather than removing dead trees in parks, Tweed Shire Council has engaged specialist contractors to turn the trees into ‘wildlife habitat high-rises’.
Tweed Year 10 students keen to make a contribution to the environment could win a free place on a three-day Outward Bound course designed to help them develop and undertake an environmental initiative in their school setting.
Tweed Mayor Katie Milne, has welcomed a $370,000 commitment from the NSW Government to build a koala holding facility at Pottsville. But Lismore-based Friends of the Koala have questioned the wisdom of the site’s location and wonder why they weren’t consulted.
Owners of a Casuarina property that bills itself as offering ‘private beach-front luxury for the discerning traveller’ are shutting their doors, claiming they have been ‘specifically and … unfairly… targeted for legal action by Tweed Shire Council’.
A call for the halt of water mining in the Tweed Valley has been made by NSW Greens MP and North Coast spokesperson, Dawn Walker in state parliament this week and is supported by the Tweed Water Alliance.
Poorly timed roadworks on Tweed Valley Way have the caught the council on the hop. But that's not all. Council admits there are a spate of other issues likely to delay traffic during the Commonwealth Games next week.
Tweed householders will soon be able to use asbestos test kits at $45 per kit to allow them to sample material for identification.
Tweed Shire Council is set to adopt a plan which aims to protect flying foxes while addressing community concerns over the 16 known active flying-fox camps in the shire.
Beth Shelley, Booerie Creek. I had the wonderful experience of seeing an honest, caring and determined politician at work last week. At the Tweed Shire Council meeting, the issue of accepting the funding for the rail trail on our railway line came up and the Greens mayor, Katie Milne, shone out in her determination to speak up for the needs of ordinary people and our children’s future.
The NSW EPA has fined Tweed Shire Council $15,000 after it allowed partially treated sewage from Banora Point Wastewater Treatment Plant to spill into Terranora Creek last year.
At its meeting last week, Tweed Shire Council resolved to accept the offer of $6.5 million in federal grant funding to construct the 24-kilometre long Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the rail trail project.
Tweed Shire Council has raised concerns to the state government over noise issues and the proposed hike in patron numbers under a $46 million plan for the permanent use of the North Byron Parklands cultural-events site at Yelgun for events catering up to 50,000 people.
Tweed/Byron police detectives have arrested a man over a spate of thefts from Tweed Shire Council facilities.
Campaigners against controversial water mining in the Tweed Valley have vowed to continue their fight to ban all commercial extraction and bottling operations in the wake of Tweed Shire Council's vote last week reinstating a prohibition on the activity.
Tweed Shire Council is set to call on the state government to ban water extraction and bottling on rural land in the shire, where a dozen sites are approved or in the pipeline for such commercial activity.
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Tweed Shire Council has announced a range of new exercise programs for the over 50s . And new equipment installed in a Tweed Heads park this week is aimed at providing incidental exercise for all, with a special nod to the older age-group.
Numinbah project restoring nature to former glory. A three-year project to restore 25 hectares of bushland on private land at Numinbah is entering its final stages, with plant diversity trebling in some areas.
An ambitious renewable-energy plan by Tweed Shire Council to produce 25 per cent of its own power from solar in under five years and half of it with storage by 2025 is expected to save up to $1.5 million per year in ratepayer funds.
Tweed Shire Youth Council member Jesse Wright, 17, has been named a finalist in the global Breakthrough Junior Challenge designed to inspire creative thinking about science.
A number of effective management strategies are paying off as the number of breeding pairs of bush stone-curlews in the Tweed shire increases to 26.
Twelve young indigenous children in the Tweed are showing their natural talent for tennis under a free, eight-week coaching program which has given them a chance of a lifetime to become champions in the game.
I am saddened that there are some who oppose Tweed Shire Council supporting the fundamental human right to marry.
Tweed Shire Council has conceded there may have been some impacts on the Hastings Points coastal foreshore and residents’ amenity during the recent controversial filming of a major Hollywood movie on the township’s scenic headland.
A long-planned country-roots music festival for Murwillumbah which aimed to put the town on the international music map has again been canned.