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October 8, 2022

Mullumbimby water supply safe to drink – but there’s not much of it

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It’s Ageism Awareness Day

It’s Ageism Awareness Day and the peak body for older Australians, the Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia, say we must all take action to address the scourge of ageism –  stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups on the basis of their age.

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Road access from Bilambil Heights to Tweed Heads via Scenic Drive restored

The significant washout of two sections of Scenic Drive during the devastating flood of February–March left the route inaccessible.

$700,000 on offer to Northern Rivers charities

With the key focus areas of health, young people and social wellbeing Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation has $700,000 available to not-for-profit and community groups.

Lismore at the HART of helping transport needs

It is challenging enough when you need to get around to medical appointments let alone if you don’t have access to transport. 

Using the future rail line

Our rail line in Byron Shire is strategically located within two regional transport corridors that intersect at Ewingsdale. There...

Dening Park and dune bashing

In 2021 a group of local musicians were given Council permission to hold a ‘once only’ festival in Dening...

What a weekend! National Circus Fest success at Mullum

It was a big weekend of acrobatic feats at the National Circus Fest, held at the Mullum Showgrounds.

There is no need to boil your drinking water in Mullumbimby say Byron Shire Council. 

‘Water network repairs are going well, and the reservoir is replenishing,’ they said in their flood recovery update. 

‘It’s perfectly safe to drink.’

Some residents may still experience air pockets in their taps when they turn them on and the Council is reminding everyone that this is a normal part of the process. 

Don’t use hose

However, until the reservoir fills sufficiently they are asking residents to be very careful in using the water as the supply is limited. 

‘Please continue to use water sparingly and only for essential purposes of drinking, cooking and showers. Please, DO NOT USE YOUR HOSE for cleaning up – every drop counts to help us replenish the water supply.’

Bottled water is still available at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall. 


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