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.
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.
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 level of water extraction and the size of trucks transporting the water for bottling, have been... Read More →
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 totally incorrect. We provided legal advice to the Council in 2017 that Council has... Read More →
A majority of Tweed Shire councillors voted last week to allow a former Labor MP to operate a water mining operation, which would see a maximum extraction volume of 24 megalitres per year.
Tweed Shire Council is undertaking legal proceedings and compliance actions against three companies involved in water mining in the shire, claiming all three are breaching council conditions.
The Tweed Water Alliance has called for one of the Shire’s water extraction permits to be cancelled after what the group alleges are multiple ongoing breaches, including the use of massive b-double tankers on narrow country roads.
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.