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.