Wallace welcomes result
THURINGOWA MP Craig Wallace has welcomed the Townsville City Council’s decision to allow ratepayers to return to an allocation-based pricing system.
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh recently lodged a letter clarifying the jurisdiction over the controversial plan, stating it was within the council’s boundaries to determine its own water prices.
M r Wa l l a c e s a i d y e s - terday’s announcement was proof of the people’s ence over city hall.
‘‘ I would like to personally congratulate the thousands of people who have taken this fight forward and to the council for finally allowing common sense to prevail,’’ he said.
‘‘ The premier’s the straw that camel’s back.
‘‘ I think this is a red-letter day for Townsville and a wonderful victory.’’
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