Villages sewage plant gets nod

A SEWERAGE system for the twin Tweed villages of Mooball and Burringbar has been given the go-ahead despite last-minute protests and a bid by Tweed mayor Joan van Lieshout to defer any decision.

Cr van Lieshout and Greens Party councillor Katie Milne late yesterday were outvoted five to two by other councillors when they sought to delay the long-awaited scheme to allow further community consultation and a site visit by councillors.

The move followed a plea by Tweed doctor and Burringbar resident Paul Malouf, who said the proposed sewage treatment plant on Burringbar Creek was “old technology”. He said the proposed $7.1 million scheme would not replace all the faulty septic tanks in the area.



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