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Think-tank to push green ideas

Councillor Katie Milne wants a think-tank on sustainable ideas for the Tweed.
Councillor Katie Milne wants a think-tank on sustainable ideas for the Tweed.

THE Tweed Shire Council is considering the establishment of a think-tank to identify renewable and energy efficient opportunities for the region and wants community input on how it could be established.

Councillor Katie Milne pushed the motion to seek expressions of interest from the community at the council meeting last month and it passed four votes to three.

"It will be fascinating and exciting because it has endless possibilities," Cr Milne said.

"It will be an educative process for all involved."

Cr Milne said she hoped that a think-tank was in place before the council elections in September.

"There are grants out there right now so it would be good to identify some that will help the Tweed," Cr Milne said.

As part of the motion the council also voted to support three renewable energy projects on the Tweed, including the Clarrie Hall Dam Mini Hydro-electric Scheme, extraction of landfill gas at the Stotts Creek Landfill and the Condong Mill Co-generation Facility.

Topics:  katie milne, sustainable, tweed shire council



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