News

Byrrill Creek Dam bid fails

Cr Joan van Lieshout
Cr Joan van Lieshout John Gass

AN attempt to remove a 20-year moratorium on the Byrrill Creek Dam failed again on Tuesday.

The rescission motion on the moratorium was unsuccessful when Councillor Joan van Lieshout left the Tweed Shire Council chamber and refused to vote.

The Byrrill Creek Dam was one option to increase the Tweed's water capacity but Cr van Lieshout has interest in a property close to the dam site.

Cr van Lieshout has previously argued against proposals to raise the Clarrie Hall Dam wall but has often excused herself from votes relating to the Byrrill Creek Dam option.

Any attempt to secure Tweed's water supply is in deadlock with Cr van Lieshout refusing to vote because of a "perceived conflict" from the community, and Cr Katie Milne's push for water conservation leading to her refusal of both dam options.

Topics:  byrrill creek dam, joan van lieshout, moratorium, tweed shire council, water



Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Leda to appeal servo knockback

An artist's impression of the proposed Kings Forest service station.

Leda to appeal rejection of new Tweed Coast Road servo

Top French medal for WWII radio operator

Royal Australian Air Force wireless operator Rob Jenkins aboard the Lancaster plane nicknamed "Uncle Joe" by the crew.

Tweed WWII veteran receives French Legion of Honour

Health, education and roads top budget wish-list

DOLLARS: Treasurer Scott Morrison (centre) is preparing to hand down his first Budget.

Calls for more health and education funding in the Tweed

Latest deals and offers


Dash Cam: Roo takes on car

Kangaroo leaps car.

Kangaroo could have kept going, jumps car instead.

British family bashed in Thailand

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Ben Hunt wary of Sharks Halfback

Ben Hunt of the Broncos looks to pass during the round 23 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium.

Ben Hunt talks about Cronulla's Chad Townsend.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

VIDEO: Art Deco fan pays $835,000 for Imperial Hotel

No Caption

Iconic "Impy" sold at a bargan price to bidder who loves Art Deco.

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances