Milne loses bid for logging info

TWO logging operations around Mount Warning, executed under private forestry agreements with the NSW Government, have prompted Councillor Katie Milne to call for an exhaustive report into forestry on the Tweed.

Cr Milne proposed the report contain current and future forestry applications, impacts on threatened species, Aboriginal heritage and general appropriateness for the Tweed.

"It (the motion) goes to the merits and appropriateness and processes which are involved in those applications so we can get a better understanding of how we can potentially lobby the State Government," she said.

Tweed Shire Council general manager Troy Green said there were hurdles with access to the relevant data, because private forestry agreements were with the State Government and were commercial in confidence.

Cr Michael Armstrong suggested an interim report with the information available instead, but the motion was lost 3-4.



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