Tweed Shire

Byrrill Creek - No Dam Way!

This area is sublimely beautiful. We simply CANNOT let a dam be built here! How many creeks in Australia still have crystal clear running water in their creeks or rivers?

How many areas have such a diversity of native fauna and flora as at Byrrill Creek?

In addition to the extensive material found in my other article on Byrrill Creek (see ), here are some more reasons to oppose such a dam in this pristine, irreplaceably precious location:-

Come in spinner

There is a Simpson's episode where a "snake oil salesman" comes to Springfield promoting something or other. The actual thing they are promoting is useless, worthless and does not work ... BUT ... they do a nice song and dance routine and as a result captivate the community leaders. Sound familiar??? It does to us in the Tweed valley and Kyogle areas. Talk about life imitating art!!! Repco Rally Australia came to New South Wales and the north coast with bells and whistles and a well rehearsed sales pitch. They have captivated the state government, various Chambers of Commerce and local councils with their web of deceit. They offer nothing but the chance (like a ticket in Lotto) to make a big, but short lived, profit. What they destroy along the way does not matter to them! They don't live here and won't be around to see the outcomes. They have demonstrated that they will say whatever they need to say to win over the person or group to whom they are talking at the time.

Repco Rally Australia releases reports "in stages"

Repco Rally Australia Chairman Garry Connelly announced via NBN TV News and the Tweed Daily News that his organisation would be releasing the environmental, social and economic impact reports for the proposed rally in the Tweed and Kyogle areas "in stages" over the next week or so. They released their preferred route today. Reports may be downloaded from the Repco Rally Australia website I am tickled that they are releasing them "in stages" - just like the cars!!! Seems somehow appropriate. Those among us who lean towards the cynical, and I know there are at least two of you out there, might think this is an effort to disarm the argument for a reasonable time (at least 28 days) for pubic comment on the DA - once it is eventually lodged. You two might argue that until the documents are lodged with the Council concerned that they have no "standing' as documents. They are merely opinion put forward by one of the protagonists. You might further suggest that when one of the Tweed Councillors moves to extend the period for public submissions from the minimum 14 days to 28 days that another, less favourably inclined, councillor may argue that the community has already had sufficient time to consider the documents.