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Time running out to have your say on water restrictions

2 October 2020

Do water restrictions influence your water use, liveability and business operations? Southern Downs Regional Council wants to hear from you.

Residents, businesses and community groups are invited to provide feedback by Sunday 25 October on how we can adjust the water restrictions framework in the future Drought Management Plan.

Southern Downs Mayor Vic Pennisi was pleased with the community’s interest and response to date and said that Council wanted to hear from more interested parties.

“We have been thrilled by the great response so far. Council appreciates residents and businesses taking the time to share their views and experiences with water restrictions during the drought,” Mayor Pennisi said.

“We want to encourage everyone to have their say because the more ideas we can integrate into the draft Drought Management Plan, the more reflective it will be as to how we tackle drought as a community in the future.

“We want to hear from everyone across the region, from Stanthorpe to Warwick, to Wallangarra, Pratten, Allora, Leyburn, Ballandean, Applethorpe and the Summit – your feedback is important and we want to hear from you.”

Traditional public consultation and face-to-face meetings are not viable due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines but residents, businesses and community groups can have their say by:

                    Completing an online survey at or 

                    Emailing a written submission to or

                    Calling Council directly on 1300 697 372

Feedback received during this consultation period will be incorporated into the Draft Management Plan. The community will have a second opportunity to comment once the draft plan is completed in November.

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