The north Queensland city of Townsville is casting a wide net in its search for water security solutions.

The Townsville Water Security Taskforce has lined up three community consultation meetings next week, to find out how best to set up a sustainable, secure and long-term water supply for the city.

“The work of the taskforce is a unique opportunity to secure the infrastructure we need for Townsville’s water security and the local community must play a key role in the process,” Mr Webb said.

“We want residents to come along to the community meetings to have their say and contribute to the discussions about the preferred options for delivering more water to the city.”

“Townsville is in a dry tropics area, very distinct from other areas of the state, and local knowledge and feedback is important.”

Mr Webb said public input is needed to make sure any future decision reflects the views of the community.

Additionally, the taskforce will soon present a report on its preferred options to both Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Two meetings will be held on April 26 – from 12pm to 1.30pm at the Reid Park Pit Complex on Boundary St in Railway Estate, and from 6pm to 7.30pm at the Good Shepherd Community Centre on Allambie Lane in Rasmussen.

The third meeting will be held on April 27 from 6pm to 7.30pm at St Anthony’s Catholic College Secondary Campus on Joanne St (off Veales Rd) in Deeragun.