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4000L water offer from Council to fire affected properties

12 September 2019

In the wake of the recent and destructive bushfires in the Stanthorpe region, Council will offer 4000L of drinking water per property to affected rural land owners at no cost.

Eligible properties directly affected by the bushfires have been identified by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Council’s water offer will be rolled out across the region in two stages.

The first stage is available immediately until 3pm Wednesday 18 September and offers 4000L of water to affected properties in Stanthorpe and Applethorpe. The second stage will be rolled out to affected properties in Ballandean and Pozieres and these dates will be announced shortly.

Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Tracy Dobie said that Council is committed to assisting the Granite Belt community rise above the bushfire crisis and get back on its feet.

“During these incredibly tough times, residents have showcased a level of resilience and community spirit that is beyond commendable,” said Mayor Dobie.

“This water offer is Council’s way of supporting a community that has undergone disaster but is still standing strong.”

The water can be accessed from the MacKenzie Street standpipe in Stanthorpe between 7am - 3pm every day up until 3pm Wednesday 18 September.

Property owners seeking to access the water allocation will need to provide proof of their property’s location upon collection.

Please contact Council on 1300 697 372 if you believe your property has been affected by the bushfires and is not on the list.

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