Power to the Tweed – free talk

You’re invited to join Tweed Shire Council’s Energy Projects Officer, Michael Qualmann, for a free information session at your local library to discuss Power in the Tweed on Wednesday 1 August. Tweed Heads library: 9.30am Kingscliff library: 12pm Murwillumbah library:…

Towards Zero Deforestation Roadshow

We’re coming to visit you in Tweed! Join us for our Towards Zero Deforestation Roadshow on July 23rd. Nature in NSW is in crisis. New laws allow for devastating deforestation and broad scale land clearing of important wildlife habitat. At least…

Your Forests mini documentary

Made by NEFA volunteers to raise awareness of what is really happening to public native forests and the current imminent threat of the Regional Forests Agreement renewals and proposed weakening of the already weak logging rules in the Integrated Forestry…

New legal challenge to land clearing code

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW, represented by the Environmental Defenders Office NSW, has again commenced Court proceedings to challenge the validity of the Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code 2018, on the basis of documents received under freedom of information…

Nightcap Monuments Project Moves Forward

National Parks NSW has now assessed and approved the monuments project and given acknowledgement to the significance of the project to regional history and local communities. A monument’s site has been determined within the Terania Creek area of the Nightcap…

Independent Review of RFA’s released

The report of the independent reviewer on the Regional Forest Agreements has been tabled in Federal Parliament. A copy of the report can be found at this link. The Federal Government has also released a holding statement on the review and…

NEFA information session on forest rules

To help community understand the NSW Govt draft Integrated Forestry Operations Approvals (IFOAs)  the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) will hold an information session in Murwillumbah on Wednesday 6th June, 6-8pm at the Tweed Valley Uniting Church Hall, 2 Byangum Road.  Refreshments provided. Speakers:…

NSW Government Cancels Forest Inspection

The North East Forest Alliance is shocked that NSW Government agencies have cancelled an inspection of State Forests along the Richmond Range to be shown the dire consequences that their new logging rules will have for logging dieback, Koalas, logging…

Release of new rules that regulate our Native Forests

Message from Nature Conservation Council of NSW: Last week, the NSW Government released its draft Integrated Forestry Operations Approvals (IFOAs).  These IFOAs regulate how logging of our native public forests takes place and what impacts logging has on our environment and wildlife.…

Act for Birds

Australia’s nature laws are failing to protect our unique birds and landscapes. The very laws designed to protect our precious natural environment are insufficient and continue to be undermined by loopholes and exemptions. Join BirdLife Australia in pushing for strong…

Private native forestry to LLS

Local Land Services has assumed responsibility for approvals and advice services for private native forestry as of 30 April. This gives landholders a single point of contact for private native forestry advice, approvals and extension services. Read more.

Solar powered clean drinking water maker trialled

By Cole Latimer A solar-powered device that creates clean drinking water from the air is being trialled in Australia. The portable Source Hydropanels, created by Zero Mass Water, are designed to suck moisture from the air, dehumidifying it to drain…

An economic case for protecting the planet

We all share one planet — we breathe the same air, drink the same water and depend on the same oceans, forests and biodiversity. Economist Naoko Ishii is on a mission to protect these shared resources, known as the global…

Enovacommunity energy Mini Expo

Come to our FREE mini solar and battery expo to learn how to save and go renewable. Bring your bill and learn how to save on your electricity  – Local energy experts on hand plus local solar equipment suppliers. We hope…

World Environment Day Festival 2018

Caldera Environment Centre is holding its annual World Environment Day Festival on Sunday 3 June from 10am to 3pm at Knox Park in Murwillumbah. “Beat Plastic Pollution” (If you can’t reuse it, refuse it) is the United Nations theme for World Environment Day…

Court rules NSW land clearing laws ‘invalid’

From Echonetdaily. The Land and Environment Court has today ruled the NSW Government’s land-clearing laws invalid because they were made unlawfully. ‘The government has bungled the introduction of one of its signature pieces of legislation, and in the process demonstrates…

Extension of Regional Forestry Agreements

Another important submission is due on RFAs.  The 23 February submission date pertained to the 10 and 15 year review.  Another is needed for the proposed extension of RFAs. Overview from the NSW Government   NPA submission guide Info from NPA website –…

Stop Adani Tweed community survey

Stop Adani Tweed wishes to survey the views of Tweed Shire residents, regarding the proposed massive expansion of coal mining in Queensland, including the so-called “Adani” mine in the Galilee Basin. Yes, the projects that are the subject of our…

Koala workshop Sat 17 March

Friends of the Koala is calling for Tweed Shire locals to become Koala Watchers, and will be holding a free workshop on Saturday 17th March 9.30am-12.30pm at the Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre, Canvas and Kettle Room , 10-14 Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah. Susannah Keogh,…