By Terri Butler MP

11 April 2022

An Albanese Labor Government will help fix the water crisis in Mount Morgan. 


Labor will commit $3.5 million for detailed design, approvals and construction support services for a pipeline, which is an essential next step in providing a long-term water security solution for the community. 

Mount Morgan’s water supply ran dry last year, and Council have been sending truckloads of water to the town each day.  


“Labor wants to see a permanent, safe and secure water supply for Mount Morgan which is why we are funding this important next step,” Shadow Minister Terri Butler MP said.  


“The Morrison-Joyce Government has been missing in action when it comes to providing leadership on water for Mount Morgan and across the country.”  


“The Rockhampton Mayor has made it clear this project is a priority for the region but the Morrison Government has, effectively, been silent on the issue.”  


“I was so pleased to visit Mount Morgan last year to see first-hand just how important finding a permanent water solution is for the town.” 


Labor candidate for Flynn, Matt Burnett said “I've met with many locals and stakeholders, including Mount Morgan Promotion and Development, and the message is clear." 


"Securing funding for the next stage of this project is one of the highest priorities for the people of Mount Morgan and it's a priority of mine to fight for them.” 


"The LNP have been in Government for a decade and have ignored the town for long enough." 


“I am so pleased to be back at Mount Morgan with the Shadow Minister Terri Butler, delivering real solutions for the town.”   


In addition to Labor’s $3.5 million commitment to Mount Morgan, Labor has announced our plan to future-proof Australia’s water resources, including by establishing a National Water Commission and broadening the National Water Grid Investment Framework to include town water.  


These are important commitments that will help future proof Australia’s water resources after a decade of neglect by the Liberal Government.