Council upgrades ageing water and wastewater infrastructure

Burdekin Shire Council will spend more than $2 million upgrading the Shire’s ageing water and wastewater networks.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said $1.127 million of the 2016/17 Budget would be spent on water projects to improve network reliability.

“Many of our assets are more than 40 years old and it is important that we continue to upgrade and improve them, to ensure our residents have a reliable water supply and wastewater network,” she said.

“Council has allocated $450,000 to replace the switchboard at the South Ayr Water Treatment Plant and $200,000 for the refurbishment or replacement of water assets.

“Our Budget includes $600,000 for the continuation of the Sewage Pump Station switchboard replacement program and $200,000 for the refurbishment or replacement of sewerage assets to improve our network’s reliability.

“These works are ongoing and Council will seek government funding to continue with these essential works.”

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