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Serial rubbish dumper leaves a trail and costs ratepayers

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Serial rubbish dumper leaves a trail and costs ratepayers

More than 20 loads of fence palings dumped in the last few months

A recent load of fence palings dumped on the roadside near the Stotts Creek Resource recovery Centre by a serial dumper.

In a brazen display of unlawful behaviour, more than separate 20 loads of paling fence panels have been discarded by a serial dumper over the last few months near the Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre.

The serial dumper is believed to be a professional fencing contractor, with neat piles of 8 to 10 panels per load left on cane pads, alongside roads and in cane fields on Bartletts Road and Leddays Creek Road, Stotts Creek.

Council’s Resource Recovery Unit coordinator Rod Dawson said the cost to Council to clean up the mess was enormous.

“Not only is it risking environmental harm, it’s also costing ratepayers money as it has to be cleaned up each time,” Mr Dawson said.

“It’s also causing concern to local cane farmers who keep finding more rubbish on their properties, and it just adds to the stress of cleaning up after the floods.

“The dumper has made the effort to get it all the way out to Stotts Creek only to dump the load within 500 metres of the front gate to the Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre. This illegal dumping leads to other people dumping in and around the piles, contributing to additional clean-up and cost,” he said.

As part of making sure the Tweed is safe and to protect our quality of life, Council’s rangers have been targeting illegal dumping and have increased surveillance of dumping hotspots, using clever new technology to catch those breaking the law. If caught, fines of $4,000 can be issued on the spot, with maximum penalties up to $250,000 for individuals and $1 million for corporations.

Council is encouraging residents to dispose of unwanted items responsibly by taking them to the Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre where many items are accepted for free. Alternatively, Tweed residents with a red bin service can book up to 2 free kerbside clean ups of up to 2 metres per year.

Report illegal dumping online at ridonline.epa.nsw.gov.au, by phoning 131 555 or by contacting Council on 02 6670 2400 during or after hours.

For more information about illegal dumping visit tweed.nsw.gov.au/illegal-dumping-littering or find out what you can take to the Resource Recovery Centre at tweed.nsw.gov.au/tip-resource-recovery

Council is encouraging residents to dispose of unwanted items responsibly by taking them to the Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre where many items are accepted for free.

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Appeal following attempted abduction – Tweed Heads

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Appeal following attempted abduction – Tweed Heads

**PLEASE NOTE: Images of the vehicles can be found on the Tweed-Byron PD Facebook page.

Investigators have released CCTV images and are appealing for public assistance as investigations continue into an attempted abduction in the state’s north at the weekend.

About 12:20pm on Saturday 24 February 2024, police were called to a business at Greenway Drive, Tweed Heads South, following reports of an attempted abduction.

Officers attached to Tweed-Byron Police District attended and were told a man attempted to push a 27-year-old woman into a vehicle.

The woman managed to break free and lock herself in a nearby store, with the man fleeing the scene.

Tweed-Byron Detectives commenced an investigation into the incident.

As inquiries continue, police have released CCTV images of two vehicles seen near Greenway Drive, that they believe can assist with the investigation.

The first vehicle is described as a white Toyota Hiace, with an awning and roof racks.

The second vehicle is described as a champagne-coloured Holden Astra.

Police are urging the drivers of the vehicles, or anyone able to identify the drivers, to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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Building a Collection, Sharing a Collection

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Building a Collection, Sharing a Collection

 

Tweed Regional Gallery to unveil extraordinary gift alongside additional works from the National Gallery of Australia’s Sharing the National Collection initiative

The Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd is hosting a special event at the Gallery on Thursday 29 February, honouring the generosity of individuals who play vital roles in supporting the development and preservation of public art collections.

An extraordinary gift from the Margaret Olley Art Trust will be unveiled at the event in honour of former long-serving director Susi Muddiman OAM and her invaluable service to the Tweed Regional Gallery. Susi led the team as Director of Tweed Regional Gallery for more than 16 years and received continual commendation for her passionate commitment and visionary approach.

Ticket-holders will be the first to view the generous gift, an important addition to the Gallery’s collection and a significant storyteller of a particular time in Olley’s extraordinary life and enduring career.

Alongside the gift’s unveiling, the event includes a preview of artworks on loan from the National Gallery of Australia as part of the Sharing the National Collection initiative. This landmark initiative from Revive, Australia’s National Cultural Policy, allows the National Gallery to share its collection through long-term loans with regional and suburban galleries across the country.

Joining Monet’s Meules, milieu du jour [Haystack’s, midday], 1890 currently on display at the Tweed Regional Gallery, will be three works by one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, Margaret Olley, and a painting by the iconic artist Giorgio Morandi, one of Olley’s favourite painters of still life.

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Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre Director Ingrid Hedgcock is excited for the launch of several new exhibitions. BELOW: Guests enjoying a Foundation-hosted event at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, 2023.

Ticket-holders will hear from esteemed guests: Trustee of the Margaret Olley Art Trust Philip Bacon OAM, Head, Art Across Australia – National Gallery of Australia Tracy Cooper-Lavery, Director Gallery & Visual Arts at HOTA Susi Muddiman OAM and Uncle Victor Slockee.

Gallery Director Ingrid Hedgcock invited supporters to join her and special guests for this significant occasion.

“The event is a celebration of passionate individuals who play a crucial role in building and shaping our public art collection,” Ms Hedgcock said.

Guests will be able to enjoy drinks generously provided by Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation supporters Husk Distillers, and a selection of canapés by Apex Dining, while mingling with other art enthusiasts and experiencing the Gallery’s latest exhibition A Delicate Terrain.

The exhibition is curated from the Tweed Regional Gallery collection and showcases the work of renowned contemporary Australian artists. A Delicate Terrain will be on display from Saturday 2 March until Sunday 26 January 2025.

Event details:

Building a Collection, Sharing a Collection will be held from 5.30 – 7 pm on Thursday 29 February 2024 at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Tickets cost $35 – $55. Book now via Humanitix here.

Meules, milieu du jour [Haystack’s, midday], 1890 by Claude Monet will be on display until 26 October 2025.

Pomegranate I 1976, Katie’s quinces 1976, [Morning interior] c.1973 by Margaret Olley and Natura morta [Still life] 1956 by Giorgio Morandi are on long-term loan from late February until 2029. These 5 works of art are on long-term loan from the National Gallery of Australia with support from the Australian Government as part of Sharing the National Collection initiative.

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Clear vision to be one of Australia’s leading sustainable destinations

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Clear vision to be one of Australia’s leading sustainable destinations

 

The Tweed Shire Council, recognising the pivotal role tourism plays in the local economy, has recently undertaken a comprehensive consultation process culminating in the adoption of the Tweed Destination Management Plan (DMP) 2024-2030. This strategic blueprint, developed in collaboration with stakeholders, including the Tweed Tourism Company (TTC), outlines a roadmap to shape the future of tourism in the region.

Mayor Chris Cherry emphasizes the significance of the DMP in steering the Tweed towards becoming a leading sustainable destination in Australia. Highlighting the region’s natural, cultural, and creative assets, the plan aims to capitalise on these strengths while fostering sustainable growth in tourism.

Integral to the implementation of the DMP is the partnership between Tweed Shire Council, TTC, and other local stakeholders. Sally Scott, General Manager of TTC, underscores the collective effort required to realise the vision outlined in the plan, emphasising the importance of community ownership and collaboration.

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Cudgen Creek at Kingscliff is a popular drawcard for locals and visitors to the Tweed.

The Tweed DMP is structured around five key goals, including recovering from external impacts, building a sustainable brand aligned with eco-principles, showcasing the region’s unique strengths, investing in signature Tweed events, and facilitating sustainable growth.

Looking ahead, the Council’s strategic agenda includes the development and adoption of a Tweed Events Strategy and associated Events Sponsorship Policy, further aligning with broader regional and state tourism strategies to drive increased visitor spend across the Tweed and the wider North Coast NSW region.

By harnessing the region’s natural beauty, cultural heritage, and creative vitality, the Tweed DMP sets a course for sustainable tourism development, ensuring the Tweed remains a compelling destination for both locals and visitors alike.

To view the Tweed Destination Management Plan (DMP), click here.

 

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