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…

Press Release: “Students’ Strike for Climate” Rally, 20/Sep/19

There is to be a world-wide Global “Students’ Strike for Climate” (“SS4C”) on Friday, 20th September.

Tweed Shire residents are requested to support this world-wide action by attending a rally at Pottsville, at 11 am that day.

The global SS4C movement was started by Greta Thunberg, a Swedish school student, now an international celebrity.

The demands of the Strikers in Australia are as follows:

1. No new coal, oil and gas projects, including the Adani mine.
2. 100% renewable energy generation and exports by 2030.
3. Fund a just transition & job creation for fossil-fuel industry workers and communities.

It is envisaged that adults will join this strike, which is already supported by some businesses and trade unions.

Here is what the students have to say:

We are in the thick of the climate crisis.  Yet our Government wants to open the floodgates to new coal, oil and gas projects that put all of us at risk.

We are already hurting from the impacts of climate change.  If we don’t act now to transition fairly and swiftly away from fossil fuels, this will only get worse. It’s going to take all of us working together to succeed.

Join people everywhere on September 20 – three days out from the UN’s Emergency Climate Summit — by taking the day off school, uni or work to show our politicians that we’re serious about climate justice for all. The world isn’t waiting so neither are we.

Where: Ambrose Brown Park, Pottsville

When: Friday, September 20 2019, from 11:00 am



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…

Kings Forest Koalas – submissions due 19 March

Final Opportunity for the Community to have a say in the Koala Plan of Management regarding our Endangered Tweed Coast Koalas in Kings Forest. Here is a letter developed by Team Koala that can be completed by interested supporters and most importantly personalised by adding something under item 4. Deadline for submissions is 5pm Tuesday 19th March by email…

School Strike 4 Climate

Join the global climate strike.  Friday 15 March, 1pm, the Rotunda, Knox Park, Murwillumbah. https://www.facebook.com/events/301106960588396/

Tweed Byron Hinterland Trails

National Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking feedback on changes to the plan of management for Whian Whian State Conservation Area and Tweed Caldera Parks and Reserves to enable development of a multi-day walking track network and supporting visitor facilities linking Mount Jerusalem National Park with Nightcap National Park  and Whian Whian State Conservation Area. More information and how to…

Private Native Forestry Review

Submissions period extended until 15 February. Information and where to send your submission at www.lls.nsw.gov.au/pnforestry Caldera Environment Centre submission to Private Native Forestry Review here.    


A gathering about the serious business of water.   Saturday, 2 March, Uki Hall, 2pm – 5pm We are assembling the people from our Northern Rivers area, particularly in the State electoral seats of Lismore and Tweed, to: Respond to the February 1 report from the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer on the sustainability of water…