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Eventually the water that runs off a drinking water catchment area will be consumed by people. The activities of local landholders can have a direct effect on our community’s drinking water supply. Good land management in a drinking water catchment helps to protect the health of our waterways, our local drinking water supply, land, wildlife and people.
Managing the day to day operations of farms and business whilst caring for the environment and catchment health, land managers in our drinking water catchments are as diverse and inspiring as they come. Explore some of their stories, and you might just be inspired to get involved too.
Eastern Freshwater Cod, Australian Bass, Platypus and Long Necked Turtles live in the waterhole at the bottom of a stunning property shared with James, his family and their horses. Read more here
Martin runs a successful business, and his macadamia farm is at its very heart. But the soul of Brookfarm is the rich sub-tropical rainforest created over the past 25 years by Martin and his wife Pam. Read more here
Henri is also a land manager, producing 30 tonnes of quality macadamia kernel every year. His immaculate 40 hectare Letaba Macadamia Estate is at Knockrow, in Northern NSW. It’s just 11km South of Byron Bay and is positioned within the Emigrant Creek drinking water catchment. Read more here
Mick teaches Agriculture at St. John’s College Woodlawn, a co-educational Catholic Secondary College. The campus sits on a picturesque 28 hectares of rolling hills adjoining the meandering Wilsons River just outside Lismore in Northern NSW. Read more here
Protecting our drinking water catchment is a responsibility Rous County Council shares with industry, businesses, landholder communities and individuals. Every control measure counts and contributes to the quality of drinking water supplies in the long term.
For information on ways you can look after our drinking water catchments download the following information.