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Tweed Council assesses increase in water extraction and truck movements

The development application (DA) by Mount Warning Spring Water Company to triple its water extraction and extend operating hours for trucking transport from 4am to 9pm was strongly rejected by the local community. 

Suspend water extraction say Tweed Council

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.

Ground water study ‘critically flawed’

The government’s much-trumpeted independent review of water mining in the northern rivers will fail to fully explore the impacts of the practice unless its scope is broadened, local farmers say.

Tweed water miners win court stay

Water mining on land owned by the Karlos family in Urliup will continue over Christmas and at least up until Easter after the business won a stay of proceedings in the NSW Land & Environment Court on Friday.

Ballina Council calls for restriction on water mining

Ballina Shire Council last week voted unanimously in support of a proposal to restrict water extraction in the shire and to reinvestigate existing licences.

Water mining inquiry a ‘smokescreen’ say Greens

The NSW inquiry into water mining in the northern rivers region has been compared to the Liberal National coalitions tactics on coal seam gas (CSG) and fracking in the region.

Rally calls for end to water mining in the Tweed

A rally at Tweed Council chambers on Monday heard more than 99 per cent of Uki residents want water mining banned in the Shire. But while mayor Katie Milne agrees, she is not optimistic existing licences will be able to be wound back.

State candidates call for water mining inquiry

Local Nationals and Labor north coast candidates for the March 2019 election are all calling for a full independent inquiry into water extraction on the northern rivers to be carried out before any new proposal is considered.

Appeal to increase water extraction dismissed by LEC

The appeal by Larry Karlos against the Tweed Shire Council's refusal to modify consent conditions for his water extraction business, to both increase the...

Was councillor ‘helping mate’ with water DA approval?

Jeremy Tager, Uki. Councillor Byrnes claims that Council role in Jack Hallam’s DA is ‘essentially the approval of truck movements on our local roads.’ This is...

Vale Professor Will Steffen – leading climate scientist

Leading climate scientist Professor Will Steffen has died of pancreatic cancer in Canberra at 75.

Oil spill on M1 near Byron, traffic backed up to Brunswick Heads exit

An accident on the M1 has brought southbound traffic to a standstill from the Brunswick Heads exit at Gulgan Road and Tweed Street.

Four arrested over alleged break-ins, trespass – Casino

Four boys have been arrested by police investigating alleged aggravated break and enter and trespass offences in Casino on Monday, 30 January.

V-Day returns to Byron Bay, February 14

A mass global action, One Billion Rising, which aims to end violence against women and children, is planned for V-Day on February 14, Main Beach, Byron Bay from 7am.