Investment in wash-down station welcomed
THE North Burnett’s ability to stop the spread of pest weeds is being boosted thanks to QGC’s investment in the construction of a wash-down station in Eidsvold.
This station will extend the network of community facilities in the Surat Basin.
The developer of the Queensland Curtis LNG Project has provided $100,000 to North Burnett Regional Council to undertake engineering design and has committed $600,000 for construction.
The facility, to be operated by North Burnett Regional Council, will be the first in Eidsvold and will be available to landholders,
Mayor Don Waugh This facility will be an integral part of our African lovegrass containment plan...
transport and machinery contractors, resource sector workers and the general public.
Mayor Don Waugh said the wash-down station, to be built next to the Eidsvold saleyards on Hollywell Rd, was a priority.
“This facility will be an integral part of our African lovegrass containment plan and make a significant contribution to the council’s pest management plan,” he said.
The project is being funded through QGC’s $150 million social contribution to manage impacts and maximise benefits from the QCLNG Project.
Managing director Derek Fisher said the facility would build on the network of wash-down stations, presently at Dalby, Chinchilla and Wandoan.