UNITED: North Burnett mayor Rachel Chambers and Bundaberg mayor Jack Dempsey meet at Paradise Dam on October 3.
UNITED: North Burnett mayor Rachel Chambers and Bundaberg mayor Jack Dempsey meet at Paradise Dam on October 3.

'The issue has been Paradise was built for Bundaberg'

NORTH Burnett's mayor has indicated her council will forge a closer working relationship with Bundaberg Regional Council regarding water security.

This is to ensure the councils are not caught off guard again like they were with Paradise Dam.

"I think 2013 (during the floods) was a big wake-up call to Bundaberg in how they join the North Burnett with the river," Mayor Rachel Chambers said.

"No one doubts they are on the receiving end of the Burnett River, so it's very easy to get their attention.

"(We need) a water solution storage for both of us because we are so dependent on the river."

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