The Future of Fluoridisation in Mackay

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Fluoride
Area: Mackay Region
Published: 14 September 2016 - Archived Project


At its September 28, 2016 Ordinary Meeting Mackay Regional Council voted to remove fluoride from the region's water supply. The vote followed community consultation including a telephone survey, a community forum and online consultation on Connecting Mackay.

Fluoride was first added to the Mackay water supply in 2009, after the Queensland Government made it mandatory for any town with a population of more than 1,000 people.

It was added to the Sarina supply in 2010 and placed in the Marian/Mirani supply in late 2014 following the construction of a new water treatment plant in Marian.

In 2012, the LNP Government made it optional for councils to fluoridate the public water supply.

Mayor Greg Williamson and councillors considered the results of community consultation prior to voting on the future of fluoridation.


Area: Mackay Region
Published: 14 September 2016 - Archived Project


At its September 28, 2016 Ordinary Meeting Mackay Regional Council voted to remove fluoride from the region's water supply. The vote followed community consultation including a telephone survey, a community forum and online consultation on Connecting Mackay.

Fluoride was first added to the Mackay water supply in 2009, after the Queensland Government made it mandatory for any town with a population of more than 1,000 people.

It was added to the Sarina supply in 2010 and placed in the Marian/Mirani supply in late 2014 following the construction of a new water treatment plant in Marian.

In 2012, the LNP Government made it optional for councils to fluoridate the public water supply.

Mayor Greg Williamson and councillors considered the results of community consultation prior to voting on the future of fluoridation.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The survey closed at 5:00pm Tuesday, 20th September.

    The survey closed at 5:00pm Tuesday, 20th September.

    Consultation has concluded
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