Funding flows for wastewater in 2020/21 Budget
Council sent a firm reminder to residents that it’s the infrastructure you don’t see that makes all the difference following the delivery of the 2020/21 Budget this morning.
Burdekin Shire Council sent a firm reminder to residents that it’s the infrastructure you don’t see that makes all the difference following the delivery of the 2020/21 Budget this morning (Tuesday 23 June 2020).
The Budget allocated a further $200,000 for the continued relining of Burdekin sewers and rehabilitation of manholes, $200,000 for technology upgrades to improve network reliability and operability, and $50,000 for the pre-construction project development of a macro-algal nutrient removal treatment system at the Ayr/ Brandon sewerage treatment plant.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council’s wastewater infrastructure, while largely unseen, should not take a rear seat.
“Council’s wastewater infrastructure includes an impressive 162.5km of mains connecting a majority of residences in the Shire, so maintaining this essential service is crucial,” Cr McLaughlin said.
“Sewer pipes, much like our roads, need to be continually monitored and rehabilitated as required – and shouldn’t always be the butt of jokes.
“Upgrades to Council’s supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system will not just ensure improved monitoring of the sewerage network but result in enhanced operability as well.”
To access the Burdekin Shire Council 2020/21 Budget document, visit https://bit.ly/BDKBudget.