In her role as a Ballina and Rous County Councillor, Sharon Cadwallader, has played the ‘bad cop’ to Keith Williams’ ‘good cop’ in a way that has alerted the broader community to the importance of our future water supply.
Without this division and controversy within the Council, the broader community would never have stirred itself to become informed of the complexity of water-supply issues in the Northern Rivers.
Through the past 18 months of discussion and debate, residents in Byron, Ballina, Richmond River and Lismore Council areas have become acutely aware of the need for Rous County Council (RCC) to investigate a safe and secure water supply.
It is such a relief to realise, through this process, that RCC councillors have seriously engaged with the issue and voted to provide water to the community from multiple, scalable sources instead of running with the simplistic, single source of a second dam on a small creek.
Thank you Sharon for ‘stirring the pot’; and thank you RCC for alerting the community and bringing us with you on the current water supply options. Get on with it!