Water the likely focus at Q&A sessions

Residents and businesses are invited to bring their questions and feedback on the issues impacting the region to the Southern Downs Regional Council’s Q&A Sessions in Warwick and Stanthorpe this coming Monday 2 December and Tuesday 3 December respectively.

A council spokeswoman said while water supply and storage “in the short, medium and long term are expected to be high on the community’s agenda, the floor will be open to any topic of interest”.

“The sessions will be chaired by the Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Tracy Dobie and attended by Councillors, the Chief Executive Officer David Keenan, directors, and managers where appropriate,” the spokeswoman said.

Cr Dobie said the Q&A Sessions were the “most appropriate and pertinent platform for the community to ask questions, voice concerns and receive accurate and up-to-date information from Councillors and staff”.

“We invite and encourage residents and businesses to attend Council’s Q&A Sessions and bring their questions and feedback,” Cr Dobie said.

“In an open and public forum, the community can ask questions directly to the relevant Council staff best placed to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information.

“Going into a potentially hot and excessively dry summer season, the sessions are timely with the expected completion of construction and trials of the new emergency water infrastructure at Storm King Dam.

“I am certain that the community will have many questions surrounding the logistics of how Council will roll out the supply of water to Stanthorpe should it be required.

“The sessions will also focus on the recently adopted 18/19 Annual Report, council’s planned Capital Works program and financial position.

“The sessions will be live streamed on Council’s Facebook site.”

Warwick –

When: 5.30pm, Monday 2 December 2019

Where: Warwick Town Hall

Stanthorpe –

When: 5.30pm, Tuesday 3 December

Where: Stanthorpe Civic Centre

Contact Southern Downs Regional Council on 1300MYSDRC (1300 697 372) for more information.

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