- Council: McKinlay Shire Council
- Fund: Royalties for Resource Producing Communities Fund
- Category: Water/Sewerage/Waste Infrastructure
- Round: 1
Julia Creek's outdated sewage treatment system has been replaced with a state-of-the-art system that will deliver greater capacity, less odour and higher quality effluent suitable for re-use by council and the mining and agricultural sectors.
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).
- The new sewerage plant has supported a permanent new job for a treatment plant operator and 15 indirect jobs have been created through increased demand for construction materials and associated goods and services. Construction workers, consultants, contractors and engineers will spend a portion of their salaries in town on food, accommodation and recreation.
- Council savings will be made through on-going maintenance and avoiding fines for non-compliance with legislative requirements.
- Paves the way for population growth, leading to increased revenue through new sewage connections and an increase in property values.
- Improved treatment standards will result in better environmental, health and safety, and amenity outcomes, especially for those living close to the facility.
- Potential for re-use of treated effluent by council to irrigate nature trails, and by the agriculture and mining sectors.
- Reduction in risk of airborne viruses and bacteria from the lagoons.
- 105kL/day BioKube package including anoxic tanks, BioKubes, Clarifier, Filters, UV Treatment and backup Chlorine Treatment, outlet tank, all pipework and fittings, switchboard, controls.
- Gravel access road from Hickman Street to the new plant.
- Mains power extended.
Read more about the benefits the Julia Creek Sewage Treatment Upgrade ( 225 KB) is delivering.
Disclaimer: Information on this page may change over the life of the project. Funding amounts referenced are as approved.