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1 July, 2021

Water and waste investment of $10.8 million for Isaac

A $10.8M injection into water, wastewater and waste projects will help continue to build and further re-energise Isaac’s future.

Isaac Regional Council’s 2021-22 Budget revealed an investment of $4.9M into water, $4.2M for wastewater upgrades and $1.7M to improve waste management facilities.

Mayor Anne Baker said the 27 water, wastewater and waste capital expenditure projects in the Isaac Regional Council’s 2021-22 Budget is about strengthening and security for communities.

“We have made major inroads across our water and wastewater treatment plants and waste facilities and we are proud on how we’ve come,” Mayor Baker said.

“Many of the issues that we continue to work through are historic in nature and by working together, we will be able to deliver a more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable water and wastewater network.

“We are dedicated to achieving long-term outcomes which meet the expectations of our communities through the improvement of infrastructure, service delivery and products, including drinking water quality and recycled water opportunities.”

Water and Waste Standing Committee Chair Councillor Simon West said one of the big projects for this financial year is significant $1.7M upgrades to Dysart’s wastewater services.

“This investment in Dysart is to improve electrical upgrades and rehabilitation works plus improving the optimisation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant,” Cr West said

.Mayor Anne Baker said Council also has to manage over 30,000 tonnes of waste that comes through the waste management facilities or transfer stations, making waste an important part of this year’s budget.

“Council will invest $1.6M this financial year for the proposed $2.5M stage 2 of the Moranbah landfill design and construction. This will see a new lined landfill cell to assist with Council continuing to provide quality waste services to the community,” Mayor Baker said.

“Moranbah’s 400ML raw water dam improvements will see $1.2M for remediation works plus major sewerage pump station rehabilitation and remedial works have also been earmarked for Middlemount, Nebo and Glenden.”

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