Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal
I want to raise an issue with Rous County Council, Byron Council and the wider community with regards to our scarce water supplies. With communities now on water restrictions, how do we balance the needs of over two million visitors to our area with the local communities’ needs?
Visitors use a massive amount of water, enjoy their holiday and return to their home. The impact of tourism requires the local community to carry the cost imposed by water restrictions. How do we address this situation and find a better distribution of this precious resource?
Tourism is good for the local economy, but money can’t buy water when we don’t have it. Any suggestions?