- Council: Mackay Regional Council
- Fund: Regional Capital Fund
- Category: Water/Sewerage/Waste Infrastructure
- Round: 1
Upgrades to sewage pump stations at approximately 40 sites across the Mackay region will boost the network's resilience and reliability, and improve services and access during emergencies.
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).
- This project will support construction jobs including pipe layers, electrical engineers, boilermakers and concreters.
- Council will install smart sensors to allow for real-time sewer flow monitoring, improving the ability to prevent or respond more quickly to network issues and saving on repair costs.
- Improving access to the pump stations and lifting the switchboards to avoid contact with floodwaters will increase the resilience of the whole system, and make it faster and safer for workers to access in emergency situations.
- It is expected that around 5500 people will benefit from the upgrades with fewer disruptions during emergencies.
- Reducing switchboard failures and sewerage overflows will prevent potential environmental harm.
- Smart sensors will allow council to prioritise pipe maintenance work in dry times to prevent or reduce the impact of blockages and outages experienced in events like 2010’s Cyclone Ului, when 60,000 homes were without power between Mackay, Proserpine and Collinsville.
- Upgraded switchboards.
- Installation of sensor devices for smart sewer monitoring.
- Installation of quick plugs to enable the use of generators when the power is out.
Disclaimer: Information on this page may change over the life of the project. Funding amounts referenced are as approved.