In­vest­ment in wash-down sta­tion wel­comed

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Sue Har­ris sue.har­ris@cnbtimes.com.au

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.

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