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Rous County Council is a county council constituted under the Local Government Act 1993. Rous County Council has three main functions:
Bulk water supply: It is the regional water supply authority providing water in bulk to the Council areas. A population of around 100,000 is serviced by this water supply system with the actual area of operations being approximately 3,000km2.
Weed biosecurity: Council undertakes a wide range of activities to combat the spread of noxious weeds across the local area.
Flood mitigation: Council is a flood mitigation authority operating across the local government areas of Ballina, Byron, Lismore and Richmond Valley.
Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.
Rous County Council (Rous), has today confirmed that the Emigrant Creek Dam Water Treatment Plant, north of Ballina, has resumed operation to supply drinking water. This follows a decision last week to suspend production due to concerns regarding contamination from a potential spray drift incident near Emigrant Creek Dam. Read more...
As a result of the introduction of the Disability Inclusion Act 2014, Rous County Council approved its first Disability Inclusion Action Plan on 21 June 2017. The plan is designed to support the community through recognising and removing barriers to access and inclusion wherever possible. Read more...