Mayor welcomes water taskforce report

Date published: 30 June 2017

Mayor Cr Jenny Hill today welcomed the release of The Townsville Water Security Taskforce interim report and the list of recommendations that pave the way for the city’s long-term water security.

“This report now provides a clear technical solution to Townsville’s water security,” Cr Hill said.

“We have ironclad funding guarantees from the state government and opposition that will ensure the ratepayers are not left footing the bill.

“The value of council insisting that water security is non-negotiable as part of the City Deal was instrumental in getting this outcome for the community.

“We will now consider the recommendations in the report to work out the best way forward.

“Without establishing the taskforce there would have been many solutions bandied about and we would not have a clear and unified solution.

“This is a watershed moment for securing Townsville’s water supply now and into the future.”

Visit the Water Security Taskforce website to view the report.