Having safe, secure, and reliable water supplies are critical for the wellbeing of Queensland’s regional communities.

Extreme weather events such as bushfires or flooding, farm runoff, industrial waste or ageing infrastructure can contaminate drinking water sources in our regions.

The Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water and Queensland Health work together to regulate water quality. In regional Queensland, local governments are mostly responsible for providing this access.

Audit Objective

This audit will assess how effectively state and local government entities ensure communities can access safe water.

Who we might audit
  • Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water
  • Queensland Health
  • selected local governments
  • selected water entities.
Area of focus
Sustainable communities and environment
Parliamentary Committee
Housing, Big Build and Manufacturing Committee
In progress
Anticipated tabling: Apr–Jun 2024
Contributions closed