Resolution on ‘No Water Mining’ at Tweed Shire Council Meeting Thursday 15 November 2018 

Taken from Minutes of the Meeting..

6 [NOM-Cr K Milne] Removal of LEP clause 7.15 re Commercial Water Bottling Activities

Cr K Milne
Cr R Cooper

1. Council re-instigates a more comprehensive planning proposal to remove clause 7.15 of the Tweed Local Environment Plan to prohibit water extraction for commercial water bottling facilities in light of the precautionary principle in regard to the long term sustainability of this activity, safety and amenity concerns, wear and tear on unsuitable rural roads, and the high level of opposition in the community for this activity.
2. The Planning Proposal to be progressed as a matter of the highest priority and the Gateway application be brought to Council for endorsement.
3. Council requests support for urgent action on this planning proposal from the NSW Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts, the Minister for Regional Water Niall Blair, and our local State members.

The Motion was Carried
FOR VOTE – Cr C Milne, Cr C Cherry, Cr R Cooper, Cr R Byrnes
AGAINST VOTE – Cr W Polglase, Cr P Allsop

The detailed Background Notes on this motion are available at Item 6 in the 15 November Meeting Agenda