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There is no need to boil your drinking water in Mullumbimby say Byron Shire Council.
Rous County Council met this morning to decide, amongst other things, to put the controversial Dunoon Dam back on the table, after Rous voted to abandon the idea in late 2020.
Just when we thought we’d seen the last of the dam, the 2021 LGA elections saw the issue used as a platform for swaying votes on December 4.
Ballina’s recently elected mayor has added yet another important position to her portfolio after taking a seat on the Rous County Council last month.
Although recent local government elections across the Northern Rivers were dominated by the surge of right-leaning candidates, state-wide there was a very successful result for The Greens, with 67 councillors elected (up from 56). Two of these new representatives are in Ballina, Ward C's Simon Chate and Ward B's Kiri Dicker.
Last night the new Lismore City Council voted for two Councillors to represent Lismore on Rous County Council, even though the agenda was clear that Rous County Council voting had been excluded owing to the requirement for a minimum nomination period of 21 days.
At the recent Ballina Council elections, Keith Williams' campaign to become mayor was unsuccessful, and he lost his position as a councillor after preferences were distributed in the tightly contested B Ward, where Sharon Cadwallader and Jeff Johnson were also running.
Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.