Media release - Release of Report into the supply of water to the Tharwa community


MEDIA RELEASE

Release of Report into the supply of water to the Tharwa community

Today the Chair of the Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services, Ms Tara Cheyne MLA, tabled the Committee’s report on the Inquiry into the supply of water to the Tharwa community.

The report makes five recommendations. The report recommends the ACT Government conducts a co-design consultation process with the Tharwa community and other stakeholders in any plans for the construction of non-potable water supply infrastructure in the Village, and give consideration to expanding this supply’s purpose beyond firefighting.

The report further recommends that the ACT Government considers water security in Tharwa now and into the future by exploring all options to provide a long-term solution to the Village’s water supply issues.

Ms Cheyne said, “It is apparent to the Committee that genuine community involvement in addressing Tharwa’s water supply issues is essential to deliver solutions that are acceptable to the community and government alike.”

During the inquiry process, the Committee received 21 submissions and held a public hearing in Tharwa during which it heard from 11 witnesses. The Committee was particularly grateful to have the opportunity to visit Tharwa for the public hearing.

13 March 2020

STATEMENT ENDS.

For further information please contact:

Committee Chair, Ms Tara Cheyne MLA on (02) 6205 0100

Committee Secretary, Danton Leary, on (02) 6205 0124 or at LACommitteeETCS@parliament.act.gov.au