Waste water infrastructure upgrade now finished
THE health and well-being of the local environment around Gayndah will improve thanks to a Gayndah Waste Water Treatment Plant upgrade.
The funds, totalling $200,000, were sourced from the State Government Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program.
Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Minister Mark Furner said this project would have far reaching benefits for the community.
“The upgraded plant now meets important Environment and Heritage Protection licence conditions to become a modern, environmentally-friendly waste water treatment facility,” Mr Furner said.
“Greenhouse gas emissions will be negated, while the council’s ongoing operational costs are reduced through recycling existing infrastructure.”
Mr Furner said compliance with the EHP licence requirements meant the treated wast water could be used for irrigation and dust suppression.
North Burnett Regional Council mayor Rachel Chambers agreed the project was a clear win for the entire community.
“The upgrade was certainly necessary to improve and extend the life of an important piece of infrastructure,” Cr Chambers said.
“The spin off of having a reduction in operational costs as well as the ability to safely re-use the treated waste water will have an impact on the entire community.
“I know the Gayndah Golf Club, which is an important social hub, will benefit greatly from being able to use the treated waste water for irrigation.”
The grants and subsidies program supports local governments to deliver infrastructure which is designed to create jobs and contribute to building safe, caring and connected communities.
UPGRADED: The Gayndah Sewerage Treatment Plan will become a modern, environmentally-friendly facility.