IMPORTANT: Water restrictions raised to Level 3 in Nimbin
Water restrictions in Nimbin have been raised to Level 3 from Level 2, as part of a number of new water-saving measures introduced by Lismore City Council with immediate effect.
From next week private water carriers will no longer have access to water sourced from Nimbin’s water supply in Mulgum Creek. Lismore Council and Rous Council will also begin installing public water access stations next week in other areas of the district. These public fill taps will be open to anyone, except for private contractors, for up to a maximum of 3000 litres.
Lismore City Council Director for Infrastructure Services Peter Jeuken said the tough new restrictions were necessary as the expected water savings under Level 2 were not being achieved.
“These new tougher measures are needed because water consumption in Nimbin remained unchanged under Level 2 restrictions and with the long-term forecast showing little signs of consistent rainfall, they are now crucial.
“If the new Level 3 restrictions does not reduce consumption, we will be forced to implement Level 4 restrictions which are very tough and include no watering of gardens, even with a bucket.
“We are also actively investigating other options such as bores to ensure Nimbin has a reliable water supply.”
Nimbin’s water supply is sourced from Mulgum Creek and is operated by Lismore City Council.
The water supply for the rest of Lismore Local Government Area is sourced from Rocky Creek Dam and is operated by Rous County Council.
Rous County Council last weekend introduced Level 1 water restrictions for all areas in the Lismore Local Government Area, excluding Nimbin.
Under Level 3 water restrictions, Nimbin residents can:
For water hints and tips, and a fact sheet please go to Lismore City Council’s webpage.
Nimbin Holiday Club aka Vacation Care The NEXT round of Nimbin Holiday Club (Vacation Care) SUMMER 2019-20 - commences on Monday 23rd December 2019, Click here for the full program details.
Looking for Sustainable Xmas gifts? Why not pick up some SuperDog Treats from NNIC or the market – made with love by Rhys for your dog-lovin’ friends. Or check out the handy items at 7 Sibley St – e.g. hemp feed for horses, EM1 for compost loos and heaps, Mandie Hale’s fabulous book of local hand built houses “Unique” and heaps more. Buy Local and support our local economy.
NNIC Xmas closure dates:
NNIC will be CLOSED for two weeks as from Saturday 21st December and RE-OPENING on Monday 6th January 2020 to give our staff and volunteers a well-earned break.
The Centrelink Agency will be CLOSED from Tuesday 23rd December and RE-OPENING on Thursday 2nd January 2020. There will be no other NNIC services available until 6th January 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience during our closure period. You can do your Centrelink business on line as usual while we are closed.
7 Sibley Street will also be taking a break over the Xmas period and reopening in the New Year. Keep an eye on our websites and facebook page for updates.
(NOTE: these details are subject to the ongoing local fire situation. We may re-open if necessary if required to support local operations).
For assistance and support while we are closed:
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
Parent Line: 1300 130 052
LifeLine: 13 11 14
Domestic Violence Line: 1800 656 463
QLife counselling service for LGBTIQ people: 1800 184 527
Centrelink: Newstart 132 850, Age Pension 132 300, Disability Support and Carers 132 717, Families and Carers 136 150, Indigenous Call Centre 1800 136 380, Youth and Students 132 490. Other numbers available on the Dept Human Services website.
Nimbin Area Latest Fire Updates
Coming up in 2020 at 7 Sibley Street We have almost completed the fit outs needed to expand our Soup Kitchen and Food Relief program storage and overall capacity.
We will be building new food gardens to support our Food Relief programs so we can provide more fresh veges to people in need.
Our Tools and Equipment Library will reopen in January 2020 for community borrowing, and skills development workshops will commence in 2020 for existing or prospective tools and equipment library members.
A large variety of workshops will continue to provide skills and raise funds to keep the doors open.
7 Sibley Street will continue to operate as a satellite hub of NNIC, providing info about our services and referrals into programs.
It will continue to function as a key composting and recycling hub in the community, aiming to develop a social enterprise recycled plastics project in 2020.
It will also continue to function as a promotional hub for local producers to enhance our local economy and job opportunities.
More details in 2020.
See the Sibley St website for latest info and updates
Progress against the goals of the SNCP can be found via the Sustainability tab above under each key Focus Area's own page.