Ballina Shire Council says no executive powers needed while Tweed Shire took action in early April but say they 'plan to continue having online webcast meetings to allow the full democratic process'.
Medical equipment is in high demand and Lismore MP Janelle Saffin is encouraging local business to come on board and start producing this much-needed equipment.
The future water mining was under the hammer at last nights Tweed Shire Council meeting following a deferment of the vote at the previous March 5 meeting.
Tweed Water Alliance have written to the NSW chief scientist, Professor Durrant-Whyte, over concerns of potential political meddling in the motion to remove future water mining in the Tweed Shire from the Local Environment Plan (LEP) that was before the last Tweed Shire council meeting on 5 March.
Last night Tweed Shire Councillors were all set to vote on seeking a stop to future water mining in Tweed Shire from the state government. However, just prior to the council meeting the council staff report on water mining was queried.
NSW Labor have proposed ‘laws to ban property developers and real estate agents being elected to NSW councils – in time for the forthcoming Local government elections’.
A sewer access hole has collapsed in Banora Point on the corner of Leisure and Darlington drives.
As a result of the multiple small landslides and road damage from the continuing rain and flooding Tweed Shire has been declared a natural disaster area.
The impact on local communities of short term holiday letting on platforms like Airbnb has come under the microscope in northern NSW with a recent study clearly identifying a need for regulation.
Five water mains have broken in Tweed Heads leaving 250 home without water for most of today.
A fish kill appears to have been triggered in the Tweed River Estuary around Murwillumbah following the weekends rain.
With drought and fires ravaging much of the country Tweed Shire Council have put out a special appeal for visitors and residents to be aware of the impact on local koala populations.
As the drought continues Tweed Shire Council is asking Water Minister Melinda Pavey to suspend commercial water extraction in the Tweed Shire. But this is just one small part of the water challenge that faces Australia.
Following the theft of water from Murwillumbah on Monday night the Tweed community are continuing to ask why water mining hasn't been halted as water restrictions increase for residents.
As local governments across the Northern Rivers announce increased water restrictions, more regional politicians are backing an end to water extraction for the bottled water industry.
Eleven Mayors, including Byron Shire’s Mayor Simon Richardson and Tweed Mayor Katie Milne, have signed a statement today ‘calling on the Australian government to acknowledge the link between climate change and the catastrophic fire conditions.
The Tweed Shire Council says NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) requested the road's closure to stop people entering Wollumbin National Park.
Wollumbin Street, from Riverview Street to Byangum Road, Murwillumbah, will be reduced to one lane from Monday 1 October for drain-pipe upgrades.
Deputy mayors generally only hold their positions for twelve months and are chosen by fellow councillors.
The council’s target is for residents to use 160 litres per person per day.
The Tweed Shire Council says after three years of research, planning and consultation, its Tweed River Estuary Management Plan is ready for comments from the public.
The Tweed Shire Council has performed a political back-flip on a 2017 promise to avoid hiring building companies contracted to Adani’s proposed Carmichael mine in central Queensland. The council had to ‘move away from a position of protest’ to one that wouldn’t ‘prohibit or hamper future projects and jobs for people in the tweed’, Cr Byrnes wrote.
The pressure is building as we get to a year out from the Tweed Shire Council elections and councillors are taking their positions as they jockey for voters attention and present their campaigns.
Recognising the cultural and spiritual significance of three tools that had been donated to the Tweed Regional Museum from the estate of Adrian Smith, a passionate gem and mineral collector, Tweed Council has repatriated the tools back to New Zealand.... Read More →
While many people see online bullying as something only experienced by teenagers Tweed Mayor Katie Milne highlights that recent tensions over the state elections and the new Tweed Valley Hospital site have brought out the adult bully in many.