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Hobart Water Restrictions

Media Release - TasWater’s Stage 1 water restrictions that take effect from December 20 in Greater Hobart are extraordinary. It is unprecedented to put restrictions in place well before the hottest and driest part of summer.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 Dec 2019

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - TasWater

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 Dec 2019

TasWater Confirm No Penalty for 6 Million Litre Sewerage Spill

Media Release - In GBE hearings today, TasWater confirmed there has been no infringement or fine issued for the 6,000,000Lt sewerage spill from their Macquarie Point Treatment Plant in August this year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 Dec 2019

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

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I was wryly amused to hear the Treasurer's comments in his second reading speech about his interest in working on cooperative models and working together. Mr O'Byrne made such obvious points that...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 Oct 2018


Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, the Greens support the intent of this bill to provide the legal machinery for councils to undertake the consultation and make decisions on approaching the next stage in the management of the part of...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 Aug 2018

Auditor-General's Report Confirms Liberals' TasWater Farce

Media Release - 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 - 14 Nov 2017

TasWater - Treasurer mistaking aggression for strength

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins - Madam Speaker, what a solemn speech that was, hearing from Mr Hampton himself.  Why wouldn't he want to have a voice in this place?  If in fact the Privileges Committee has held up his citizen's right of reply and the...

Andrea Dawkins - 13 Sep 2017

2017/18 Budget: No answers, No substance

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Jun 2017

Property Council's TasWater Push Poll

Media Release - 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 - 12 May 2017

Liberals Ignore Councils on TasWater

Media Release - 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 - 11 May 2017

Courtney's Water Fail

Media Release - 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 - 24 Apr 2017

TasWater Confirms Liberal Water Politicking

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

Andrea Dawkins - 27 Feb 2017

Gutwein Bullying Councils on Water

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

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Feb 2017

Liberals' Water and Sewerage Petition Sham

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

Andrea Dawkins - 22 Feb 2017

Water and Sewerage Mess Needs Action, Not Blame-Shifting

Media Release - 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 - 20 Feb 2017

Tassal Dam at Taxpayers' Expense and Ratepayers' Risk

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Environment spokespersonGlamorgan-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...

- 25 Jan 2017

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

Media Release - 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 - 15 Dec 2016

Government's TasWater Refusal Set to Hit Tasmanians Hard

Media Release - 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 - 7 Dec 2016

Hands Off Minister Fails on Macquarie Point

Media Release - 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 - 16 Nov 2016

Greens Table Peter Murrell Reserve Petition

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonI had the pleasure of tabling a petition in Parliament today opposing the TasWater pipeline being proposed to cut through the Peter Murrell Conservation Area.

- 25 Oct 2016

Protection Needed for Peter Murrell Reserve

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, the Peter Murrell Conservation Area in Kingston is facing the prospect of a new sewerage pipeline to be installed through it by TasWater to bring raw sewage from the Electrona, Snug and Margate areas...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Sep 2016

Liberals' War on Councils

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PLANNING and LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Mr GUTWEIN

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 Aug 2016

TasWater Costs to Rate Payers

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Aug 2016

Launceston's Water and Sewerage Infrastructure

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS question to MINISTER for PLANNING and LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Mr GUTWEIN

- 24 Aug 2016

Gutwein Washes Hands of Water Issues

Media Release - 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 - 24 Aug 2016

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

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

Andrea Dawkins - 2 Jun 2016

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

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that:—(a)           as indicated in the 2016/17 State Budget, significant investment is required to upgrade Tasmania’s crumbling water and sewerage infrastructure;

- 31 May 2016

Hodgman Liberal Government Axed Australia's Best Water Testing Regime

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 3 May 2016Andrea Dawkins MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes TasWater is under pressure to modify its data publication to allow for an increase in publicly available information.(2)           Notes annual water data...

- 3 May 2016

Tasmania Needs Water Management Inquiry

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 26 April 2016NOTICE OF MOTIONAndrea Dawkins MP to move—That the House:—

- 26 Apr 2016

Inquiry Would Help Fix Water Problems

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

- 24 Apr 2016

Rosebery Water Not to Standard

Parliamentary Activity - WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH 2016Andrea Dawkins On tomorrow to move -That this House notes:1.      The ongoing problems associated with the water supply in the town of Rosebery;

- 9 Mar 2016

Floods Expose Launceston's Need

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Member for BassLast 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...

- 1 Feb 2016

Water Quality

Parliamentary Activity - NOTICE OF MOTIONWednesday, 17 JUNE 2015Andrea Dawkins MP on tomorrow to move -That this House:

- 17 Jun 2015

Liberals Wash Hands of Responsibility for Water and Sewerage Infrastructure

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Local Government spokesperson With not one of TasWater's 80 treatment plants meeting modern standards and communities across Tasmania facing contaminated water supplies, the Hodgman Government seems to be walking...

- 4 Jun 2015

Water Quality in Towns

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR to MINISTER for PLANNING and LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Mr GUTWEIN   [10.18 a.m.]You are aware that across Tasmania there are communities who were told not to drink their water because it is not safe or to boil it before drinking.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Jun 2015