Another 88 properties, including 11 north of the Dee River that have non-compliant wastewater systems, will be connected to reticulated sewerage, ending public health issues, saving council time and money in dealing with overflows, and bringing the number of connected properties to 450.
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).
Building our Regions funding has accelerated this project by at least 12 months, as it has allowed for works scheduled for future years to be brought forward in line with the increased budget allocation.
It will support jobs for council staff and local contractors, including FRW construction staff and wet-hire machinery, with ongoing operation and maintenance responsibilities following commissioning.
Council’s maintenance costs will be reduced by not having to respond to septic tank-related management issues.
The project eliminates the need for residents to install expensive on-site collection/treatment solutions.
More rental opportunities and the potential to bring new residents to town, as difficulties associated with occupying a property with a failing collection system will be eliminated.
Better amenity and public health outcomes.
Encourages new residents to move to the town.
Fewer cases of septic tank–related management issues.
Fewer cases of overflowing raw sewage.
Sewerage pump stations.
Associated rising mains.
2.6km of trunk/gravity sewer.
Disclaimer: Information on this page may change over the life of the project. Funding amounts referenced are as approved.