- Council: Paroo Shire Council
- Fund: Remote Communities Infrastructure Fund
- Category: Water/Sewerage/Waste Infrastructure
- Round: 1
Residents and visitors will benefit from an improved sewerage system that includes upgrading three pumping stations to comply with new industry standards, improve flow efficiency and ensure ongoing capacity for the town.
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).
- Improved efficiency will mean less time and money spent on maintaining and repairing the old system.
- Increased 'useful life' of pump stations.
- Capacity to cater for the demands of increasing tourism—currently 18,000 tourists visit per annum in the seven-month tourist season.
- A safe, efficient and effective sewerage system for residents, many of whom are young couples with children, and visitors.
- Fewer breakdowns causing overflows and leaching.
- New pumping stations and sludge beds will meet environmental and workplace health and safety requirements.
- Improved safety for council staff.
- Upgrade of three pumping stations—Stockyard Street, Murray Street and Bowra Street—and ancillary works to new industry standards.
- Construction of new 9m by 10m sludge drying beds.
- Improved flow efficiency.
Disclaimer: Information on this page may change over the life of the project. Funding amounts referenced are as approved.