Happy Christmas

A lot has happened in 2019

We’re taking a break. We’ll be back in fine form in the new year – and all the while the water thieves are pumping water out and trucking it away despite what the chief scientist said. Precautionary principle? What precautionary principle?

We’ll be keeping a loose eye on the skullduggery.

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Things are dire

Reece Byrnes faces a critical test of his integrity when Thursday’s council meeting considers a rescission motion to overturn the Jack Hallam approval for DA 16/0936. Councillor Byrnes voted in favour of approving the development application that would see his fellow Labor comrade benefit from a water extraction operation that will put huge water trucks on a rural road completely unsuitable for vehicles of this size and frequency.

The vote is at Thursday October 4th’s Tweed Shire Council meeting in the Murwillumbah meeting rooms.

We invite you to come and express your opposition to water mining in the Tweed at this meeting. Be there at 4pm.

Councillor Byrnes must vote for the rescission motion to overturn the approval.

Reece Byrnes votes for water mining

On September 6 Councillor Reece Byrnes voted for approval of Jack Hallam’s water mining operation on Rowlands Creek Road.

It’s about nepotism. It’s about ignoring the wishes of the community. It’s about simply being incapable of independent critical thought.

We have to overturn this. 36 truck movements a week on a road that was never designed to take these huge vehicles in such frequency.

This is going up for Tweed Shire Council approval on Thursday April 19.

What B-Double trial? For how long has this been going on?

RECOMMENDATION:
That
Council supports the following applications:
1.
19m B Double (50-55t) 2574 Kyogle Road to Tweed Valley Way, South Murwillumbah. NHVR Road Manager Consent Request No. 119533 Application from Black Mount Pty Ltd to extend the existing 19 metre B-Double route for a 12 month period. Route starts from 2574 Kyogle Road, Kunghur through Kyogle Road, Terragon, Kyogle Road, Uki, Kyogle Road Dum Dum, Kyogle Road, Byangum, Kyogle Road Murwillumbah Wollumbin Street, Murwillumbah and South Murwillumbah, Alma Street, South Murwillumbah, Tweed Valley Way, South Murwillumbah subject to completion of driveway works at the  property in accordance with DA 16/0579.
2.
19m B Double (50t-55t) 2574 Kyogle Road to Tweed Valley Way, South Murwillumbah. NHVR Permit No. 197920V1 Application from Ray Cavanough Transport Pty Ltd to extend the existing 19 metre B-Double route for a 12 month period. Route starts from 2574 Kyogle Road, Kunghur through Kyogle Road, Terragon, Kyogle Road, Uki, Kyogle Road
Dum Dum, Kyogle Road, Byangum, Kyogle Road Murwillumbah Wollumbin Street, Murwillumbah and South Murwillumbah, Alma Street, South Murwillumbah, Tweed  Valley Way, South Murwillumbah subject to completion of driveway works at the property in accordance with DA 16/0579.

 

 

Click to access CouncilAgenda19April2018.pdf

Here’s when they are supposed to run the trucks.

Please photograph water tankers whenever you see them and note the place, date and time. Getting the number plates is a great idea too – it seems they are all registered in Queensland so don’t pay a cracker towards our road maintenance.

We are amassing evidence that they are on our roads and exceeding their development application provisions.

Just getting the happy snap is the important thing. The trucks are on a public road or are on a property visible from a public road. It is perfectly legal to do so as long as you don’t trespass or otherwise infringe the law to take the photo. Despite what irritated water miners might say.

The water miners’ road ruining trucks are only allowed on our roads at certain times. They are, by site:

  • KYNNUMBOON – 308 Numinbah Road.
    Operating days, hours & No. of trips:
    Monday – Friday. 7am – 7pm. 10 trips (5 in & 5 out) – excluding public holidays.
    Saturday & Sunday. 8am – 12pm. 4 total trips (2 in & 2 out)
  • NOBBYS CREEK – 101 Bryens Road.
    1 (one) 5 tonne truck per week – No large tankers.
  • MOUNT WARNING SPRING WATER – 2574 Kyogle Road, Kunghur.
    Operating days, hours & No. of trips:
    Monday – Friday. 9am – 3pm. 8 trips per day (4 in & 4 out)
  • URLIUP – 477 Urliup Road.
    Operating days, hours & No. of trips:
    Monday to Friday. 7.00am to 6.00pm. ·
    Saturday and Sunday. 8.00am – 6.00pm. 12 trips per day (6 in & 6 out) – 6 metre trucks only.

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