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Hobart Water Restrictions

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Dec 2019

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Dec 2019

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Dec 2019

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Oct 2018

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Aug 2018

Auditor-General's Report Confirms Liberals' TasWater Farce

The Auditor-General’s report into TasWater confirms what we knew - TasWater inherited a large amount of work to be done over a short period of time, but progress has been significant.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  14 Nov 2017

TasWater - Treasurer mistaking aggression for strength

If in fact the Privileges Committee has held up his citizen's right of reply and the upper House inquiry is being rushed, which certainly seems to be happening, I cannot imagine how else he could have had his words put into the public...

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Sep 2017

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

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.  This style of polling, phrasing statements as questions, leads the respondent to the answer desired by the...

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  12 May 2017

Liberals Ignore Councils on TasWater

Today’s Local Government Association of Tasmania meeting on the government takeover of TasWater was a forgone conclusion. The Liberal Government’s mind was already made up.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  11 May 2017

Courtney's Water Fail

Tasmania’s ailing water and sewerage infrastructure needs to be dealt with as a matter of urgency. The Liberals’ reckless and politicised handling of the matter, however, is almost beyond belief.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Apr 2017

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

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

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

Water and Sewerage Mess Needs Action, Not Blame-Shifting

Tasmanians have every reason to feel disappointed with the Local Government Minister's nothing-announcement that he plans to meet with councils over ongoing water and sewerage issues later this week.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Feb 2017

Tassal Dam at Taxpayers' Expense and Ratepayers' Risk

Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council’s decision to approve the construction of the dam, paid for from a Treasury loan, will means ratepayers are stumping up funds for the next 30 years to benefit a large private company.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Jan 2017

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, and their inability pay for infrastructure upgrades on their own.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Dec 2016

Government's TasWater Refusal Set to Hit Tasmanians Hard

It's not only TasWater who are being left hanging by the Hodgman Government's refusal to have a meaningful discussions about critical water and sewerage infrastructure funding, it's the Tasmanian community.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  7 Dec 2016

Hands Off Minister Fails on Macquarie Point

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

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

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Oct 2016

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Aug 2016

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

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

Gutwein Washes Hands of Water Issues

Local Government Minister, 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 to pay for it.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Aug 2016

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

State Budget 2016: Surplus at the Cost of Launceston's Water and Sewerage

As indicated in the 2016/17 State Budget, significant investment is required to upgrade Tasmania’s crumbling water and sewerage infrastructure.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016

Hodgman Liberal Government Axed Australia's Best Water Testing Regime

TasWater is under pressure to modify its data publication to allow for an increase in publicly available information.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

Tasmania Needs Water Management Inquiry

Motion to establish a Joint Select Committee to inquire into and report upon water governance in Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016

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

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

Floods Expose Launceston's Need

Last week's flash flooding has exposed the poor state of the TasWater infrastructure in and around Launceston. After years of consultations, trials and studies, it's time for TasWater to fix the sewage problem.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  1 Feb 2016

Water Quality

The indignation with which the Treasurer refused to accept responsibility during Estimates for the clear obligation of TasWater to replace its contaminated infrastructure.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Jun 2015

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

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