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SEQ needs water supply plan

20th August 2021

The LNP is calling on the State Government to prioritise water security amid fears South East Queensland dams will struggle to supply drinking water to the rapidly growing population.

It’s been revealed an industry report given to the Water Minister’s office in December shows current water sources are insufficient.

The State Government’s inaction means SEQ residents will face more water restrictions more often.

Shadow Minister for Water and the Construction of Dams Deb Frecklington says the State Government is failing to plan for the future and that is now costing Queenslanders.

“The State Government’s failure to plan for population growth is now costing Queenslanders.

“People expect the State Government to have a plan for water security but their only plan is to sit on their hands and pray for rain.

“It’s hugely concerning for South East Queensland residents who will face water restrictions more often when the SEQ Water grid drops below 50%.”

“Queenslanders expect better.”