Plan for more water bubblers
While not wanting to follow the lead of the Southern Highlands village of Bundanoon in banning the sale of bottled water, Cr Patrick Morrisey believes there is a real need to reduce the use of plastic in the Byron Shire.
Which is why he wants to see more bubblers with water refill stations installed around the shire.
As well as cutting down on roadside and ocean pollution, Cr Morrisey also has an eye on reducing the amount of garbage and recycling material the council has to collect and process.
A report to last week’s council meeting outlined the location of existing bubblers and the possible locations of new ones.
The report said a major concern with installing new bubblers was ongoing costs.
It said while some products claimed to be vandal-proof, there were major problems with the bubblers at the Mullumbimby skate park, which had been repeatedly vandalised.
The council voted for a report on costings and funding of new bubblers.