River Water Quality Concerns

Residents and visitors to the Shire are reminded that water flows have decreased significantly in the Bellingen Shire due to the ongoing drought.

The reduced water levels can impact on the health and amenity of our rivers, streams and estuaries for swimming and recreational use.  The quality of the water flowing through our creeks, rivers into our oceans also affects the habitat of a range of aquatic species.

Bellingen Shire Council asks all water users to be mindful of the foregoing and help to protect our waterways by managing your everyday activities so that water quality and human health is not adversely affected.