NCC, AFCA to ARENA Bioenergy Roadmap: “Exclude forest derived biomass … FDB is not a credible or desirable energy source or route out of fossil fuel dependence.”

The Nature Conservation Council and the Australian Forest and Climate Alliance have made the following joint submission to the ARENA Bioenergy Roadmap:  “Exclude forest derived biomass.”  FDB is not a credible or desirable energy source or route out of fossil fuel dependence.  We call on ARENA to contribute to responsible action on the climate crisis by…

TSC: Dear Community Member, …

I write to advise you that the Tweed Local Environmental Plan 2014 Amendment No. 28 – to remove the enabling ‘Clause 7.15 Water Bottling Facilities’ – has been legally made, effective Friday 29 May 2020. The outcome of this amendment is that water bottling facilities are now a prohibited land use in the RU2 Rural Landscape…

TSC 18.6.20 Meeting Agenda

Agenda for the Council Meeting – 18 June 2020 on Thursday, 18 June 2020  3:00 PM. The Meeting will be held remotely via Lifestream. Click here to View the Meeting Agenda. Especially noteworthy: 17 REPORTS FROM THE DIRECTOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES AND ENVIRONMENT  1. Climate Change Emergency Report Report Note: A revised Climate Change Management Policy is attached to…

Art Auction – “Artists for Climate Online”

Zoom in, to raise funds for the Climate Council! It’s an online auction of art items contributed by fabulous artists from Tweed and Byron Shires. All proceeds will go to The Climate Council. Barry Firth is raising funds for the Climate Council, after joining “Tassie Trek 2020”, a week-long trip through the Tarkine Wilderness, that…

Ancient trees cut down

The government’s own logging corporation has been caught red-handed cutting down giant trees that were earmarked for protection in Wild Cattle Creek State Forest near Coffs Harbour.  This outrageous destruction shows NSW Forestry Corporation can’t be trusted to obey already weak forest protection laws. It’s clear we need to end native forest logging.  This is…

Feeding Forests Into Furnaces To Boil Water To Turn A Turbine To Make Electricity To Use Momentarily And Then It Is Gone

Stop the pollution of the air, it is horrible, stop it. And stop burning “biofuel” for goodness sake. “Bio-Fuel”: Feeding Forests Into Furnaces To Make Electricity. “Bio-Fuel” is burned in furnaces and the pollution released into the air. They lie that biofuel is an ‘ecologically sustainable’ furnace fuel. “Bio-Fuel” is a fraud, a lie, “Bio-Fuel”…

The Million Jobs Plan

Beyond Zero Emissions https://bze.org.au/the-million-jobs-plan/ The Million Jobs Plan is the framework to restore our economy. We’ve mapped out how we can rebuild our nation through practical projects that can restore our economy, modernise our industry, reskill our workforce and deliver a bright and secure economic future. We’ve identified seven key sectors across our economy where…

ACTIVE HOPE AND RESILIENCE IN A TIME OF CRISIS

A community event held by Extinction Rebellion Tweed Valley. We are living through difficult times that have only gotten harder the last six months as we face regular new waves of social and environmental crises. In this time we are witnessing immense growing social injustices and the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth. Many…

NSWG Plastic Plan

The NSWG Plastic Plan speaks of redesign laws and fairly lightweight ban promises, not very impressive given the situation we are now in regarding plastic. “If this, … “If this, … ” is an awardee of The Caldera Environment Centre ‘Ecological Arts For Information Merit Award’.

DEAR EU PARLIAMENT, REGARDING FOREST BIOMASS

“… the renewable energy directive … amend the present directive … avoid expansive harm to the world’s forests and the acceleration of climate change. “The flaw in the directive lies in provisions that would let countries, power plants and factories claim credit toward renewable energy targets for deliberately cutting down trees to burn them for…

Managing Native Vegetation

The NSW Govt Audit Office report found the clearing of native vegetation on rural land is not effectively regulated and managed. “The processes supporting the regulatory framework are weak and there is no evidence-based assurance that clearing of native vegetation is carried out in accordance with approvals.” https://www.audit.nsw.gov.au/our-work/reports/managing-native-vegetation

Land-Clearing Must Stop

The North East Forest Alliance is calling for an immediate halt to land-clearing in the light of the Natural Resources Commission’s damning review showing that land-clearing has skyrocketed, the promised off-setting is not being implemented, Areas of Outstanding Biodiversity Value are not being protected, the regulatory map has not been released, and that land-clearing represents a…

Climate Council > getting a “green recovery” after the epidemic > support

The Climate Council is at the forefront of studies aimed at getting a “green recovery” after the epidemic.  We are therefore facilitating opportunities to join with them in this endeavour. Australia’s economic response to the coronavirus crisis is being decided. Right now, we have an opportunity that we didn’t have before, to craft the future we…

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…