Stage 1A, Rubyanna Wastewater Treatment Plant Popular
Foundations being laid
Council: Bundaberg Regional Council
Fund: Regional Capital Fund
Category: Water/Sewerage/Waste Infrastructure
Residential, commercial and industrial development will be unlocked when Bundaberg and the Coral Coast’s wastewater capacity is boosted with a new treatment plant and supporting infrastructure.
Total project cost
* Average number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs supported by project construction (based on Queensland Treasury's Guidelines for estimating FTE jobs directly supported by the capital works program).
Without this upgrade, developments such as the Knauf Plasterboard manufacturing plant at the Port of Bundaberg would have had limited output as it would have been restricted by the capacity of its on-site waste water treatment solution.
This plant is an important stage of the 30-year Bundaberg East and Bargara Coastal Region Wastewater Treatment and Effluent Management Master Plan to provide the critical infrastructure needed to support growth in Bundaberg, the port and coastal communities.
The scale of the plant will be increased from catering for 33,000 equivalent people to 42,500, with the capability to be increased to over 50,000.
This project will deliver a community need identified through the community reference group, online forums, information sessions and advertising.
The treated liquid product/recycled water will be used to irrigate a 90ha site run by Bundaberg Sugar.
A 450kw solar farm using around 1500 solar panels will provide around one-third of the plant’s power.
The new plant will be more flood proof.
Council will work with the Department of Environmental Protection and Heritage to ensure protection of the turtle rookery at Bargara and the Great Barrier Reef through environmental management practices and strict licence conditions.
Regional pump station.
Burnett River discharge facility.
Pressure main and gravity main.
450kW DC / 360kW AC capacity solar array.
Disclaimer: Information on this page may change over the life of the project. Funding amounts referenced are as approved.