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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Tweed Council denies approval for rodeo event

In what appears to be a first in NSW the Tweed Council has advised organisers that it does not support a rodeo event proposed for 1 April 2023 at the Les Burger Sports Field, Cabarita Beach due to concerns with the use of live animals. The Les Burger Sports Field is Council owned property, as is the Moruya Showground. Citing the RSPCA website the Councillors were reminded that RSPCA Australia is opposed to rodeos and rodeo schools because of the potential for significant injury, suffering or distress to the animals involved. The decision on whether or not to grant a five-year licence to the Rodeo Association of Moruya to run events at the Moruya Showground will be on the agenda at Eurobodalla Council’s 28 March meeting.

Submissions for public comment - required by the licence conditions - closed on 31 January and resulted in almost 1,800 submissions, both for and against.

While some key stakeholders were initially advised the licence would be considered at the Tuesday 28 February meeting, the sheer volume of submissions means councillors require more time to properly consider them.

The Council report on the matter will be available on Council’s website on the Wednesday prior to the meeting, along with information for community members about how to present to Council

Above: You can hear the debate at the 2:55 minute mark of the Council meeting HERE:


Unknown member
Mar 03, 2023

I love our Moruya rodeo. It is great for the town and the grandkids just loved it. The only bullying is being done by the Greenies and other extremists. Leave our rodeo alone! If you don’t like it just don’t go.


Unknown member
Mar 03, 2023

And this is what progressive councils do. They do what's right. Congratulations to the six councillors at Tweed who were not intimidated or bullied into submission.


NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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