As the need for energy and our reliance on fossil fuels become increasingly perilous, councils across the state are looking to renewable power as the way to navigate our future needs.
Councillor Chris Cherry (Independent)has been elected as the new Tweed Shire Council Mayor while the role of Deputy Mayor, wen to Councillor Reece Byrne (Labor).
Tweed Labor Councillor Reece Byrnes says he will nominate for the position of Deputy Mayor at Tweed Council’s next meeting on September 17.
Tweed Shire Council say that the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed raising of Clarrie Hall Dam has met a milestone with completion last week of the cultural heritage excavations.
With the border and restrictions changing on a daily basis, the Tweed Mayor, Katie Milne has urged Tweed residents to stay local and support local businesses.
Tweed Councillor James Owen says that with the COVID-19 situation worsening, he is calling on travellers from Sydney hotspots to stay away from the Tweed Shire.
Woolworths-owned Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group has been ordered to pay $172,000 after they were found to be illegally providing free alcohol to gamblers. Two of its hotels in the Northern Rivers were banned from operating their pokies for two weeks.
Tweed Shire Council's customer service centres at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah will reopen for face-to-face services from today Monday 15 June 2020.
This Friday is World Environment Day and now it's time to ask not what your planet can do for you, but what you can do for your planet.
New water bottling facilities are no longer permitted in rural areas of the Tweed, following the completion of a planning proposal process started by Tweed Shire Council in late 2018.
Police say they have arrested two men after a lengthy pursuit in the Tweed Byron area.
COVID-19 restrictions have eased for beachgoers as last night Tweed Shire Council voted unanimously to reopen most of its beach carparks.
Tweed Shire Council is stepping up its response to climate change by laying a firm policy foundation for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting the Tweed to the impacts of climate change.
Tweed Shire Council held an emergency meeting last Friday to decide whether local beach carparks should remain closed.
Supporting people living longer in their homes as they age not only costs less but allows people to live their lives independently and with dignity.
Significant fish kills in both the Ballina and Tweed areas have come about because of the recent flooding say council reps.
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.
The Bureau of Meteorology have issued a Flood Watch for the Northern Rivers. Predicted heavy rain falls of 75-150mm are expected, with higher isolated falls possible, over the coming days into early next week.
‘It is disappointing to see so many drivers continuing to drive with drugs or alcohol in their system,’ a media release from Tweed/Byron police read.
Police say they believe a group of young teens playing with a lighter was responsible for a fire on the Tweed over the weekend.
Balllina Shire Councillor Keith Williams has been re-elected as chairperson of the Rous County Council, a group representing four councils on the Northern Rivers.
Residents in and around Drake, in the Tenterfield shire, received welcome news from the Rural Fire Service on Sunday afternoon: the Long Gully Road Fire was finally declared OUT.
Police said this morning a 39-year-old man swam across a river and ran into bushland to avoid arrest on the Northern Rivers last Friday.
Arguments continue over the state government’s new hospital plans for the Tweed, with parking costs now added to an expanding list of project issues.
Local councils are on the front line of managing resources and the environment and are in a position to implement practical on-the-ground changes to protect the environment, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and plan for the impacts of the changing climate.