Mayor to get show on the road
The public inquiry into the operations of Tweed Shire Council resumes today at Tweed Heads courthouse, with mayor Warren Polglase first to give evidence.
The inquiry, headed by commissioner, Professor Maurice Daly, is due to continue the hearings on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for the next six weeks.
Councillors have adjusted the starting times of most council meetings in Murwillumbah, including today's ordinary meeting, to 5pm for the duration of the inquiry.
Evidence is due to be given to the inquiry tomorrow by deputy mayor Lynne Beck followed by councillors Max Boyd, Gavin Lawrie, Dot Holdom, Henry James and John Murray.
Crs Bob Brinsmead, Steve Dale, Bernie Bell and Barbara Carroll are due in the witness box on Friday, followed by Paul Hopkins, the long-time spokesman for conservation lobby group the Murwillumbah-based Caldera Environment Centre.
So far the inquiry has received 361 written submissions, most available to the public in over 30 volumes of papers on display at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah libraries.