The water mining legislation is broken, change the legislation.

November 15, Lismore, Tweed Water Alliance are convening a meeting of key people with a view to thinking through the mess of legislation and regulation around groundwater. “We are keen to protect our groundwater stocks and wind back this ridiculously greedy industry. Of course we will let you know the outcome and urge you to…

Call for Submissions: Tweed River Estuary Management Plan 2019

The Caldera Environment Centre encourages those who care about the conservation and recreational use of the Tweed River estuary to forward a submission in support of the Plan to Tweed Shire Council. The Plan has introduced the concept of Character Zones in two locations, Stotts Island (high conservation significance) and upstream of the Commercial Road…

The CEC has nominated Claire Masters and World Environment Day in the Tweed Sustainabilty Awards and would like to encourage members to view the nominees and vote.

The Tweed Sustainability Awards: Public voting is now open.Vote across the three categories of: Regenerative Agriculture, Wildlife and Habitat Conservation and Tweed Sustainability. Read more about the nominees …, a chance to find out about the inspiring people and projects helping to protect and enhance our natural environment. The CEC has nominated Claire Masters and World Environment Day…

BRAEMAR’S KOALAS NEED YOUR URGENT HELP

NEFA (North East Forest Alliance) have identified a nationally significant population of Koalas on the Richmond Lowlands, with core breeding habitat in Braemar, Carwong and Royal Camp State Forests. The Forestry Corporation are proposing to log the Koala high use areas in Braemar State Forest. NEFA need your help to stop them. “The rules used…

Tweed Shire Council declares a Climate Emergency [!]

At its meeting on 19th September, Tweed Shire Council adopted a motion put by the Mayor, Katie Milne, to declare a Climate Emergency. Speeches addressing this motion were made in the Public Forum by Jasmine Cook, a member of Council’s “Youth Advisory Committee”; and by Barry Firth, a member of CEC. The motion was adopted…

Extinction Rebellion [XR] Call to Action!

We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. We are at ecological, economic and social tipping points right now, as you read this text. Australia is currently headed for a 4°C rise in global average temperature from preindustrial times, this amounts to a catastrophic loss of life. We are calling on everyone, regardless of your political…

Send the conservative Councillors an overwhelming message that we want them to vote with Greens Mayor Katie Milne and declare a CLIMATE EMERGENCY!!!

We need the biggest crowd ever ( including as many students as possible) at the Council meeting in Murwillumbah at 4.30pm on 19 September to send the conservative Councillors an overwhelming message that we want them to vote with Greens Mayor Katie Milne and declare a CLIMATE EMERGENCY!!!  The meeting will start at 5.30pm however members of the community…

Tweed Water Alliance. Update.

The new water regulator (Natural Resource Access Regulator) is now handling Tweed Water Alliance’s complaints to the Department of Water. They have asked the Office of Water for the metering records – they’re going to find out soon enough that they don’t exist. They’ll then have to get documents from the operators and with any…

TSC Planning proposal to prohibit new water bottling facilities in the Tweed.

Have your say before 4pm Tuesday 17 September. In response to community concern, Council is proposing to remove a clause in the Tweed Local Environmental Plan 2014 that enables Water Bottling Facilities in the RU2 Zone. Existing water bottling facilities will remain permitted on the land where they are currently located. Have your say before 4pm Tuesday…

WATER MINING, Please make a submission to council by 17 September.

Email: TSC@tweed.nsw.gov.au Subject: Draft Planning Proposal PP18/0004 Main points to make (in your ow words): >  Water belongs to the community and should not be used for private profit. >  Given concerns over negative environmental impacts of water extraction, the precautionary principal should be applied. >  With more and more heavy vehicles transporting extracted water…

Invitation to Tweed Water Alliance mailing list

You may want to get on the mailing list of the Tweed Water Alliance. Here’s an invitation from them: Re: Stop Tweed Water Mining You may want to stay informed, please pull up our website (https://tweedwateralliance.org) and sign up to our emailing list. Scroll down to the bottom and you’ll find the link. On a computer…

2019 NSW Threatened Species Children’s Art Competition

Open for entries between June 3 and August 2, so now’s a great time for your children to get started on their artworks! Children from 5-12 years old in NSW can participate. We invite children to choose a threatened native species, then create a drawing or painting of it with an accompanying short explanation of…

Biosecurity Forum

Lismore Showgrounds.  9.00am (cuppa) – 2.30pm Wednesday 12th June 2019.      Includes a free lunch.  RSVP for catering: 6623 3847 by 31st May ALL WELCOME Regenerative agriculture -Southern Cross University Animal Biosecurity -Local Land Services Crazy Yellow Ants- Local Land Services Red Imported Fire Ants-Local Land Services Wild dog baiting program-Local Land Services Wild dog control -TRACS…

Changes to KPoM for Kings Forest Approved

The Independent Planning Commission has approved changes to the koala management plan for a 4500-lot residential development on the state’s far north coast. Property 28 Pty Ltd has sought to implement a new Koala Plan of Management (KPoM) and amend the conditions of approval for its Kings Forest Residential Subdivision about 15km south of Tweed…

Glossy Black Cockatoo Workshop – Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Glossy Black-Cockatoo Birding day is on 19th May 2019 organised by Tweed Shire Council’s Marama Hopkins and local ecologist, Kim Stephan. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is offering a FREE workshop this Sunday 5th May, 10.30am including lunch. The workshop will prepare you for the Birding Day. You will get a chance to view the Glossy Black Cockatoos. This is…