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A redacted copy of the 2013 Ainsworth Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment document has been made publicly available on the Rous County Council website, clarifying the extensive Widjabul-Wiabul connections with the land which would have been inundated by the Dunoon Dam.
The Council elections are coming in December and the issue of water security has become a key issue for Ballina Shire Councillors as Mayoral...
Ballina Council decision not to sell Marom Creek Water Treatment Plant to cost North Coast households
Ballina Shire Councillor and Chair of Rous County Council, Keith Williams, says that the decision by Ballina Shire Council not to sell the Marom Creek Water Treatment Plant to Rous County Council to Rous County Council (RCC) will cost Ballina ratepayers more than $600 per household and an additional $200 per household across the region.
Cr Cadwallader's second version of the motion came with an extra suggestion referring directly to the dumped option of a new hinterland dam in Dunoon.
Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.
Cr Cadwallader said earlier this year she’d be running for mayor in the next local government elections and that water security, particularly the dumped Dunoon Dam proposal, would be one of her key campaign issues.
The chair’s reassurances came after Country Labor Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin expressed concerns about job losses in Lismore, home to Rous headquarters, due to the move.
The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part of the Rous County Council...
The Ballina Environment Society (BES) has accused Ballina Councillor Sharon Cadwallader of politicising water security by using ‘the Dunoon Dam as one of her key concerns in her bid for mayor in September’s local government elections’.
A contentious draft Unauthorised Dwelling Policy, put on exhibition last year by Council, has re-emerged for this Thursday’s meeting.