In another spectacular episode worthy of ‘Yes Minister’, Tweed Shire Council staff yet again have decided to postpone the demolition of the Nobby’s Creek illegal fence, filling station, gate and other equipment because the new owners have read the writing on the wall and decided not to extract until they can sort out their “legal issues”. We don’t think they are very happy about our challenging their nice little earner. Free money for rich people.
Tweed Shire Council voted for its demolition. Remember that? They had to issue themselves a development application to do it. They approved it too.
If the Tweed Shire Council staff cannot enact the clear decisions of the duly convened Tweed Shire Council they should resign.
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The whole water bottling industry needs undoing
The good news is that on March 19, 2020 the Tweed Shire Council voted to remove water extraction for bottling as an allowable industry in this shire.
Times have changed.
Australia was a penal colony, once women were not allowed to vote, once
indigenous people were treated as livestock, once equal marriage was
just a fairy tale.
Water mining can be wound back and indeed it must be.
These people never give up. 24 hours a day, they truck water out. Private profit at the expense of a community asset.
On July 1 Tweed Shire Council voted to refuse Mt Warning’s DA19/0346, where they wanted to increase their ‘take’ to 150Ml. Watch the council debate below. It’s 34 minutes – get a cuppa and watch your councillors in action.
Slideshow above by Richard Deem. Many thanks! Bad language by Pat.