Bloomsbury residents invited to community meeting

Published: 29 Mar 2022

Council is calling on Bloomsbury residents to take part in a vital planning session for the region’s water supply.

A community meeting will be held at Bloomsbury Soldiers Memorial Hall (Doughertys Road, Bloomsbury) on Tuesday, April 5, at 5.30pm.

Preliminary investigations and planning are under way for a new water main to supply Bloomsbury from the Midge Point Scheme. This proposal is due to bore water supply issues currently being experienced.

Mayor Greg Williamson said council wanted to work together with the community to reach the best possible long-term solution.

“We are currently having to regularly cart water to Bloomsbury to service this part of the region,” he said.

“This, of course, is not a long-term solution and we would like to hear directly from residents to obtain the best possible outcome for the region.”

The recent installation of the new water main in Midge Point has provided the residents connected to that supply with major improvements in their water supply quality.

Kelsey Creek Water Treatment Plant, which supplies the Midge Point Scheme, is also having an upgrade to the treatment process to further improve quality.

If you are unable to attend and would like to find out more, please visit council’s Connecting Mackay website. The survey will close Tuesday, April 19, 2022.