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May 15, 2021

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Sue Arnold, Ocean Shores

Level 1 water restrictions now apply across Byron Shire (Level 3 in Mullumbimby). I can’t help wondering if this is to ensure that the hundreds of thousands of people descending on the Shire for holidays, festivals and fun are the beneficiaries. 

So my garden dies and I have one minute showers and if I break the law, the water police will get me. But what happens when the tourists stay in the shower? Who monitors their use?

Does anyone think that the Falls Festival will be safe given the bushfire risks? Where’s the water for the festival coming from? Who makes these decisions?

Given the ratepayer base is around 15,000, and we pay a fortune in rates, the water restrictions seem like yet another act of contempt for the community so lots of non-ratepaying people get rich at our expense.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Water in the Northern Rivers is provided by Rous Water and is paid for as part of rates by ratepayers from all the shires that draw on it. It is provided for residents and visitors just like every other place in Australia does. Visitors stay and eat in businesses that pay water rates just like residents do.
    I do not know any were else in the Northern Rivers or elsewhere in Australia where so many people voice endless contempt for the people who are the lifeblood of their economy and of employment for its residents. .

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