TSC Draft Climate Change Policy targets net zero by 2030

TSC Draft Climate Change Policy targets net zero by 2030  Tweed Shire Council is stepping up its response to climate change by laying a firm policy foundation for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting the Tweed to the impacts of climate change.  Mayor of Tweed Councillor Katie Milne said the Tweed needed to respond to the…

Tweed Local Strategic Planning Statement

Tweed Local Strategic Planning StatementOn exhibition from Tuesday 3 March 2020 to Friday 3 April 2020Local residents and visitors to the Tweed are invited to have their say on the Tweed Local Strategic Planning Statement ‘the Statement’ which sets out the 20 year vision for land-use planning in the Tweed. The Statement describes the special…

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON HAZARD REDUCTION FACTSHEET

Australia’s 2019-20 bushfire season is shaping up as being the worst on record. Already, New South Wales and Queensland have su ered more property damage and forest loss than in any previous fire season, with the worst fire danger period yet to come for Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. This guide sets out the facts…

Groups Ask Koala Inquiry to Support Logging Moratorium

A number of groups have appeared before the NSW Legislative Council inquiry into Koala populations and habitat in New South Wales and have requested the committee actively call on the NSW Government to put in place a moratorium on logging koala habitat across public and private lands as an emergency response to the loss of thousands…

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…

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

 

Share

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…