New date set for postponed Mount Morgan Water Supply Meeting

Rockhampton Regional Council has announced the postponed public meeting to discuss the water supply in Mount Morgan will take place on Tuesday 13 April. Queensland Health restrictions prevented the meeting going ahead earlier this week.

The meeting, which had to be postponed on Monday due to the developing COVID-19 situation, will take place at the Mount Morgan School of Arts.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Tony Williams said he knew people were disappointed that the meeting had to be postponed.

“I was very disappointed that it had to be postponed too.

“The water supply in Mount Morgan is a very important issue, and a lot of time and effort had gone into organising and preparing for the meeting. We had the room all set up and had 200 masks on hand, but we started to get cancellations from individuals who said they didn’t want to attend due to COVID concerns, and it’s important to us that everyone who wants to attend a public meeting feels safe to do so.

“This, along with the developing situation in Brisbane and confirmation that an individual infected with the highly infectious UK strain of COVID-19 spent three days in Central Queensland last week, meant the meeting had to be postponed.

“The safety of our community is our highest priority and Rockhampton Regional Council will continue to follow all Queensland Health directives.

“Now that we’ve seen good results from the testing and some of the restrictions have been lifted, we want to get that date in people’s diaries now.

“It means we are able to give people a bit of notice if they need to make plans so they can attend, but ensures we are having the meeting sooner rather than later.”

Water and Supporting a Better Environment Councillor Donna Kirkland said she was looking forward to being able to talk to residents directly about the water issues.

“I’ve been able to speak with some residents but I am really keen to be in the room with people and hear their concerns and share information.

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