Southern Downs Regional Council has adopted the DEWES water security report.
Southern Downs Regional Council has adopted the DEWES water security report. Liana Turner

Stanthorpe water security report adopted

SOUTHERN Downs Regional Council has adopted a water supply security assessment at its most recent general meeting.

The council adopted the Stanthorpe Regional Water Supply Security Assessment Report, which was discussed under confidential business.

The report has not yet been made publicly available.

The council carried the motion to adopt the report, which was the next step in the decades-long process of identifying the viability of the proposed Emu Swamp Dam. While the report remained unavailable for public viewing at the time of printing, it's understood it should be made public within 30 days.

The motion was moved by Cr Neil Meiklejohn and seconded by Cr Yve Stocks.

Cr Vic Pennisi voted against the motion.

A spokesperson for the Department of Energy and Water Supply previously said the report would be released "later this year”.

He said the report would help to establish the "capability of Stanthorpe's existing water supply to meet current and future water demands”.

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