Power over wa­ter re­stric­tions del­e­gated for fast im­ple­men­ta­tion

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil has moved to en­sure wa­ter re­stric­tions can be im­ple­mented promptly if the need arises.

Wa­ter lev­els in the Rex Creek catch- ment are be­ing closely mon­i­tored, with the po­ten­tial for wa­ter re­stric­tions to be im­ple­mented if the wa­ter sup­ply falls to a crit­i­cal level.

To avoid such a de­ci­sion hav­ing to be made at a reg­u­lar Coun­cil meet­ing, it has pro­vided del­e­gated au­thor­ity to CEO Peter Tab­ulo, in con­sul­ta­tion with mayor Bob Man­ning and Wa­ter and Waste com­mit­tee chair Cr Richie Bates, to im­ple­ment the re­stric­tions if re­quired. Coun­cil re­cently be­gan to con­tact me­dia to alert the com­mu­nity that wa­ter re­stric­tions were likely un­less sig­nif­i­cant rain­fall oc­curred within days.

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