Public Works Committee examines Desalination project

14 May 2008 3:32 PMJann Stuckey

14 May 2008

Jann Stuckey, Member for Currumbin, has encouraged interested persons and organisations to make submissions to the State Government’s inquiry into the South East Queensland (Gold Coast) Desalination project.

Ms Stuckey said that the inquiry will examine the purpose and necessity of the work, financial aspects of the project and the performance of the constructing authority.

The Public Works Committee, an all-party committee of the Queensland Government, is holding the inquiry.

The committee ensures Queenslanders receive value from the Government’s capital works program.

The South East Queensland (Gold Coast) desalination project, located in Tugun, will cost $1.122 billion and will supply the region with 125 mega-litres of pure drinking water per day, once fully operational.

Production of water at 100% capacity is expected to commence in January 2009.

Written submissions are to be forwarded to the committee by Friday 27 June 2008 to:
The Research Director
Public Works Committee
Parliament House
George Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

The committee has also produced an Inquiry Information Paper, which provides further information regarding the inquiry. Copies can be accessed through the Parliament House website.