Kat­ter warns over wa­ter

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

PROB­LEMS around town wa­ter sup­ply are a ma­jor is­sue for Gulf res­i­dents, Fed­eral Mem­ber for Kennedy Bob Kat­ter says.

Mr Kat­ter, who trav­elled through the Gulf last week with State Mem­ber for Mount Isa Rob­bie Kat­ter, said Nor­man­ton needed a $ 12 mil­lion weir to se­cure its wa­ter sup­ply while the $ 20 mil­lion Charleston Dam pro­ject would pro­vide wa­ter for Georgetown and For­sayth.

He said lo­cal coun­cils were pre­pared to con­trib­ute to­wards the projects but fur­ther fund­ing from gov­ern­ment was needed.

“Our towns are grossly short of wa­ter and you can’t have a town with­out a wa­ter sup­ply. The sit­u­a­tion is crit­i­cal in the Gulf, Nor­man­ton, Karumba, Croy­don, For­sayth and Georgetown to name a few.’’

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