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Charges Lowered For Fitzroy Barrage Water Supply Scheme

Chair of Water Committee Councillor Neil Fisher at the Fitzroy River Barrage.  Image Supplied 

The Rockhampton Regional Council Water Committee has heard that charges for the Fitzroy Barrage Water Supply Scheme (FBWSS) are set to be lowered by 8% for the next five financial years.

The proposed new charges, which are pending adoption by full Council next week, follow a recently completed review of charges for the FBWSS.

Chair of Council’s Water Committee Neil Fisher said it should come as good news to the 296 rural customers within the FBWSS.

“We review the pricing structure every five years, and there are a number of factors that go in to the calculation,” said Cr Fisher.

“For this review we are happy to report that the cost of delivering the FBWSS has decreased by 8%.

“As this program operates on a cost recovery basis, we are able to pass that 8% saving directly on to these customers.

“We know that every little bit can help, so we’re happy to share this news with our rural landholders who have a water allocation under the FBWSS.”