RIGHT CALL: Mayor Paul McVeigh said it was a huge benefit for council to have the quick review of their water system.
RIGHT CALL: Mayor Paul McVeigh said it was a huge benefit for council to have the quick review of their water system. Contributed

Maynard hand-picked for position

THE council-ordered review of the region's water resources has begun and Mayor Paul McVeigh has no doubt they have chosen the right man for the job.

The review was announced after a number of issues relating to water quality in the region including a three day boil-water alert for Chinchilla residents last week. The man delving into our water issues, Ian Maynard, is the former chief of Queensland Urban Utilities and director general of Queensland Health Public Service commission.

Cr McVeigh said council was fortunate to have Mr Maynard agree to undertake the review.

"When you go looking for someone you go looking for expertise... his capacity there is what we are looking for,” Cr McVeigh said.

"We want to know why we are having these issues.

"We've got some tremendous facilities in the region and yet we continue to have a few problems.”

However Cr McVeigh said there's no end date in sight and the cost of the review is impossible to calculate at this point.

The Dalby Herald understands that Mr Maynard has worked with the council's CEO Ross Musgrove before.

The pair worked together for a short time in 2012, at the Queensland Health Public Service Commission.

Cr McVeigh said the "connectivity” of the council CEO was one of Mr Musgrove great aspects.

Mr Musgrove has been approached for comment but did not respond and a spokeswoman for the council said Mr Maynard would not be conducting media interviews during the review.