Julia Creek Membrane Bioreactor Sewage Treatment Upgrade
Julia Creek Membrane Bioreactor Sewage Treatment Upgrade Popular
Council: McKinlay Shire Council
Fund: Royalties for Resource Producing Communities Fund
Category: Water/Sewerage/Waste Infrastructure
Julia Creek's outdated sewage treatment system is being replaced with a state-of-the-art system that will deliver greater capacity, less odour and higher quality effluent suitable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 work program).
Council expects the new sewerage plant will support a permanent new job for a treatment plant operator and 15 indirect jobs through increased demand for construction materials, goods and services.
Construction workers, consultants, contractors and engineers will spend a portion of their salaries in town on food, accommodation and recreation.
Savings will be made through less ongoing 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.
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 membrane bioreactor package including inlet screens, aeration tank, membrane tank, de-aeration tank, outlet tank, all pipework and fittings, switchboard, controls, sludge disposal
Sealed access road from Hickman Street to the new plant
Mains power extended.
Disclaimer: Information on this page may change over the life of the project.