The Queensland Government will hold two public forums outlining the development of its 30-year strategy to plan for the state’s water use this week.

State Water Supply Minister, Mark McArdle, said that the Water Strategy has been developed to ensure affordable, secure, sustainable and high quality water and sewerage services across the state.

The Strategy will cover a broad range of issues including water supply, catchment management, recreation, irrigation, sanitation and environment services ,” Mr McArdle said.

“In December last year we released a discussion paper on the Strategy, encouraging Queensland individuals, businesses and industry, environmental and community groups to put forward their ideas.

“As part of the consultation process, the Department of Energy and Water Supply is hosting a series of public forums to promote the Strategy’s purpose and to hear directly from Queenslanders.

The Brisbane forums will be held on Monday 25 March, 9am to 12pm, Rooms 1 and 2, Level 3a at 80 George Street and on Wednesday 27 March, 10.30am to 1.30pm, Rooms 1 and 2, Level 3a at 80 George Street.

The consultation period for the 30-year Water Strategy discussion paper closes on Friday 29 March 2013.

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