Longreach Regional Council is inviting the community to comment on a draft report into sustainable water security for the region prior to its adoption.
Mayor Ed Warren says the issue of water security is one of the most important faced by the region.
“It was one of the top concerns expressed by locals at the last local government election in 2016. At the time some of our communities were almost at the point of running out of water. One thing we want to ensure is that we’re never in that situation again.”
He says a new bore, currently under construction in Ilfracombe, is only part of the solution.
“There are a number of things we can look at for our towns using new technologies. There are all sorts of things you can do. The report suggests a few – which we’ll have a look at – but we want to hear from the community.”
Director of Infrastructure Services, Roger Naidoo, says it was important to draw on the experience of locals.
“While it’s important to seek professional advice, our communities are the ones who will benefit from any improvements we make based on this report. They should be an important part of the process, and this is their opportunity to have their say.”
Councillor Warren urges local input.
“You should never dismiss what local knowledge can offer. There are people in our community who could bring a whole new perspective to this issue. We need them to get involved.”
The report is available to download here – or from Council’s website, or you can collect a copy at any branch office or library.
Feedback and comments are invited in writing, either via email to email@example.com, or via direct mail to: PO Box 144, Ilfracombe, Queensland 4727.