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Man testing water in a river.

Hobart Water Restrictions Point to Bigger Problem

Water restrictions placed on Greater Hobart highlight why it’s essential that the Gutwein Government prioritise holistic, integrated catchment management

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Dec 2021


Man testing water in a river.

'Water is Life' - Mercury Talking Point

Given our dependence on fresh water, you’d think its careful management would be a top government priority. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Opinion  |  8 Dec 2021


Doctor with Face Mask

TasWater – COVID-19

In the report under 'reporting on our people and culture', there has been an increase in employees who've accrued leave in excess of 40 days.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2021


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

TasWater – Breach of Environmental Regulations

The annual report shows there has been a fine from the Environmental Protection Authority exacted on TasWater.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2021


Man testing water in a river.

TasWater – Muirs Beach

I have a question about Muirs Beach at Coles Bay and the sewage in the creek that crosses Muirs Beach. I understand this has a long history.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2021


House of Assembly, Tasmania

TasWater – Water Metering

Is water metering and monitoring of allocations an active discussion in the water round table?

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2021


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

TasWater – Risdon Brook Dam

My understanding was that the six month closure last year was used as an opportunity for upgrades and works.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2021


Man testing water in a river.

TasWater – River Health

Scientists in DPIPWE have developed a report looking at the health of Tasmania's rivers, called Temporal and Spatial Patterns in River Health in Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2021


Degraded Landscape, Midlands, Tasmania

TasWater – Rural Water Use Strategy

TasWater made a submission to the original position paper the Government put out, and raised a number of issues in the submission.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2021


Tropical Storm Ana, from space

TasWater – Climate Change

During 2021, TasWater commenced development of a climate change adaptation and mitigation strategy.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2021


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

TasWater – Water Pricing

You talked about productivity savings across the business - $32 million has been achieved.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2021


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

TasWater – Potable Water for Irrigation

Can you tell me which irrigation schemes are receiving potable water services from TasWater?

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2021


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

TasWater – Aquaculture Nutrients

A probable component of the nutrient algae overgrowth includes the intensification of aquaculture activities.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2021


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

TasWater – Water Restrictions

I think many Hobartians would be surprised, given the level of rainfall that we have had, to talk about water restrictions.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2021


Man testing water in a river.

Hobart Water Restrictions More Than Heavy Rains

Stage 1 water restrictions for the Hobart area have been driven by factors beyond the recent heavy rainfall.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Dec 2021


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Risdon Brook Dam

Risdon Brook Dam is located near Risdon Vale on the eastern shore and was built in 1968 by the Metropolitan Water Board.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Sep 2020


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Hobart Water Restrictions

TasWater’s Stage 1 water restrictions that take effect from December 20 in Greater Hobart are extraordinary.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Dec 2019


Ocean Waves

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - TasWater

Full transcript of the Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd hearings in the 2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Dec 2019


Law Books

TasWater Confirm No Penalty for 6 Million Litre Sewerage Spill

TasWater confirmed there has been no infringement or fine issued for the 6,000,000Lt sewerage spill from their Macquarie Point Treatment Plant.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Dec 2019


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Water And Sewerage Legislation (Corporate Governance And Pricing) Amendment Bill 2018

The takeover bid by the state last year came on the back of the very poor relationship this minister had for the preceding three years.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Oct 2018


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Water And Sewerage Corporation Amendment (Crown Involvement Facilitation) Bill 2018

I put on the record how disappointing the comments and lack of leadership by the Treasurer have been on this issue over the past 18 months.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Aug 2018


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Auditor-General's Report Confirms Liberals' TasWater Farce

The Auditor-General’s report into TasWater confirms the GBE inherited a large body of work to be done in a short period, but progress has been significant.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  14 Nov 2017


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

TasWater - Treasurer mistaking aggression for strength

Mr Hampton came in good faith to speak to a contemporary about an issue and how it was going to be resolved.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Sep 2017


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

2017/18 Budget: No answers, No substance

The Treasurer’s responses in Budget Estimates today were basically limited to pleas to just trust him.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2017


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Property Council's TasWater Push Poll

The Property Council of Tasmania’s push poll appears to have been designed to back up the State Government takeover of TasWater.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  12 May 2017


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Liberals Ignore Councils on TasWater

Today’s Local Government Association of Tasmania meeting on the government takeover of TasWater was a forgone conclusion.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  11 May 2017


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Courtney's Water Fail

Tasmania’s ailing water and sewerage infrastructure needs to be dealt with as a matter of urgency.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Apr 2017


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

TasWater Confirms Liberal Water Politicking

Today's comments from TasWater confirm the Liberals' cynical politicking on the State's water and sewerage infrastructure.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  27 Feb 2017


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Gutwein Bullying Councils on Water

Minister Gutwein's options to councils for the funding of water and sewerage upgrades are cynical and politically motivated.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Feb 2017


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Liberals' Water and Sewerage Petition Sham

The Liberals' petition "to councils" on the State's water and sewerage infrastructure, launched yesterday, is a sham.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  22 Feb 2017


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Water and Sewerage Mess Needs Action, Not Blame-Shifting

The State's ailing water and sewerage infrastructure needs real action and leadership to clean up the mess, not just talk and blame-shifting.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Feb 2017


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Tassal Dam at Taxpayers' Expense and Ratepayers' Risk

Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council’s decision to approve the construction of the dam will means ratepayers are stumping up funds for the next 30 years.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Jan 2017


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Auditor-General Report Confirms Need for State Funds for Launceston Sewerage Works

The Auditor-General's Report into Local Government Authorities and TasWater released today confirms TasWater's financial situation.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Dec 2016


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Government's TasWater Refusal Set to Hit Tasmanians Hard

TasWater have said they will likely raise charges by 10% in the next two years. This fee hike will hit disadvantaged Tasmanians the hardest.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  7 Dec 2016


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Hands Off Minister Fails on Macquarie Point

The potential of Hobart's railyards site is in jeopardy as a result of a hands-off Minister and failure prioritise the transformation of Macquarie Point.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 2016


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Greens Table Peter Murrell Reserve Petition

I had the pleasure of tabling a petition in Parliament today opposing the TasWater pipeline being proposed to cut through the Peter Murrell Conservation Area.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Oct 2016


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Protection Needed for Peter Murrell Reserve

The Peter Murrell Conservation Area in Kingston is facing the prospect of a new sewerage pipeline to be installed through it by TasWater.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Liberals' War on Councils

Since taking office the Government has waged a relentless war on councils and have refused to intervene and do their job as umpire in council disputes.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Aug 2016


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

TasWater Costs to Rate Payers

Yesterday the Treasurer issued not so veiled threats to councils not to lift their rates to cover the loss of dividends from TasWater.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Aug 2016


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Launceston's Water and Sewerage Infrastructure

CEO of TasWater, Miles Hampton, has publicly stated that the ailing water infrastructure in Launceston is the community's problem.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2016


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Gutwein Washes Hands of Water Issues

Peter Gutwein has passed the buck on our aging water and sewerage infrastructure to councils, and in the same breath told them they shouldn't raise rates.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Aug 2016


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

State Budget 2016: Treasurer Washes Hands of Launceston Water and Sewerage

Launceston's crumbling water and sewerage infrastructure has not been allocated funds in this year's Budget. 

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Jun 2016


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Inquiry Would Help Fix Water Problems

After our long, dry summer it's clear that water management in Tasmania needs addressing, and it needs addressing now.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Apr 2016


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Rosebery Water Not to Standard

As recently as last week residents of Rosebery have reported dirty and brown drinking and bathing water running from their taps and sinks.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Mar 2016


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Floods Expose Launceston's Need

Last week's flash flooding has exposed the poor state of the TasWater infrastructure in and around Launceston.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  1 Feb 2016


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Liberals Wash Hands of Responsibility for Water and Sewerage Infrastructure

Not one of TasWater's 80 treatment plants meet modern standards and communities across Tasmania are facing contaminated water supplies.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Jun 2015


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Water Quality in Towns

Across Tasmania there are communities who are being told not to drink their water because it is not safe or to boil it before drinking.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Jun 2015