Byrrill Creek
Byrrill Creek is located in New South Wales
Byrrill Creek
Location
CountryAustralia
StateNew South Wales
RegionNorthern Rivers
Local government areaTweed Shire
Physical characteristics
SourceBar Mountain
 • locationnear Byrrill Creek
 • elevation213 m (699 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Tweed River
 • location
Terragon
 • coordinates
28°26′24″S 153°16′56″E / 28.44000°S 153.28222°E / -28.44000; 153.28222Coordinates: 28°26′24″S 153°16′56″E / 28.44000°S 153.28222°E / -28.44000; 153.28222
 • elevation
42.7 m (140 ft)
Length17.9 km (11.1 mi)
Basin features
River systemTweed River catchment
[1][2]

The Byrrill Creek is a perennial stream located in Northern Rivers region in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is the namesake of the locality of the same name.

Course and features

Byrrill Creek rises below Bar Mountain on the eastern slopes of the Tweed Range, near Byrrill Creek, and flows generally northeast, and then east, before reaching its confluence with the Tweed River near Terragon. The river descends 171 metres (561 ft) over its 17.9 kilometres (11.1 mi) course.[2]

In 2007, the federal government proposed damming the Rous River, Oxley River and Byrill Creek.[3] Local opposition to the plan was formed via the Save the Caldera Rivers Campaign, in an effort to stop the proposed dams from being built.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Byrrill Creek". Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. New South Wales Government. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Map of Byrill Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Committee wants more time for say on dam plans". ABC News. Australia: Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 25 May 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2009.