Mareeba plant a goer
plant has boosted wastewater capacity to provide for up to 12,500 people, allowing the town to grow through new residential and commercial developments. It will also allow for future expansion to up to 16,500 people and reduce Mareeba Shire Council’s operational costs.
The quality of effluent being released into Two Mile Creek has also been improved and the biosolids will now be able to be used as fertiliser by local farmers.
MAREEBA’S $16 million wastewater treatment plant officially swung into action on Saturday.
State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham (right), who was on a trade mission to Canada and unable to attend the official opening, said the upgrade had generated about 45 jobs during construction.
“The State Government’s $1.5 million contribution has helped create jobs, provide critical infrastructure and improve livability,” he said. The upgraded