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As local governments across the Northern Rivers announce increased water restrictions, more regional politicians are backing an end to water extraction for the bottled water industry.
Tweed Shire Council will defend a legal challenge to their rejection of a controversial bid by a water-extraction company at rural Bilambil to boost the size of its transport trucks from six to 19 metres and upgrade the road leading to its plant.
A public meeting at the Uki last night revealed a groundswell of widespread discontent around the Tweed Valley over proposals for large-scale extraction of water from bores for bottling for sale.
A former state agriculture minister's plan to extract 24 megalitres of water a year from a licensed bore on his Uki property and transporting it to a global soft-drinks giant's bottling plant has raised the ire of locals from around the Tweed Valley village.