Rous County Council administration building open to the public

30 June 2022

The catastrophic floods in February and March 2022 caused extensive damage to Rous County Council’s administrative building in Molesworth Street, Lismore. Our staff have been working remotely while continuing to deliver essential services to the region. After four months, we are now back in the office and open to the public.

Our office hours are 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

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Rous County Council to receive NSW Government support to fix flood damaged infrastructure

1 June 2022

Rous County Council has confirmed it will receive funding from the NSW Government to repair water infrastructure impacted in the February and March floods. The funding announcement was made by the NSW Lands and Water Minister, Kevin Anderson, at the East Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant on Tuesday 31 May 2022.

The $145 million support package will assist local government areas across the Northern Rivers in the urgent repair and upgrade of water and sewer infrastructure including Lismore, Richmond Valley, Ballina, Tweed, Clarence Valley, Byron and Kyogle.

Rous County Council's Manager, Phillip Rudd, welcomed the announcement.

'Our ability to produce safe and secure water for the Northern Rivers community relies on the failsafe operation of key infrastructure. The support from the NSW Government will ensure the continued effectiveness and efficiency of our systems, including the Nightcap Water Treatment plant, which was placed under unprecedented pressure during the flood event in February. The facility was able to operate throughout the event and our priority now is to ensure it is maintained in the best working condition. We are looking forward to working with the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Commission over the long term, once operational, to carry out repairs to our infrastructure.'


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