Mar 27, 2019

Government kicks in cash for Gladstone waste water treatment plant upgrade

Government kicks in cash for Gladstone waste water treatment plant upgrade The State Government has contributed $1.18 million towards the upgrade of the Yarwun Waste Water Treatment Plant in Gladstone.

Gladstone’s Yarwun Waste Water Treatment Plant will be upgraded after the Gladstone Regional Council received $1.183 million from the State Government.

The funding is through Round 4 of the $295 million Building our Regions program

The upgrade is also being supported with $1.44 million from the council.

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick, said the project was crucial for the region’s economy as the upgrade would allow future expansion of industries sited in the Gladstone State Development Area.

“The facility currently treats waste water from heavy industry operations in the Gladstone SDA, including Orica, Rio Tinto and Transpacific,” Mr Dick said.

“This upgrade will improve effluent quality, reuse the treated wastewater efficiently and comply with environmental approvals, with council estimating up to nine jobs will be supported during the construction phase.”

Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher said when complete, the project would provide the Gladstone community with a more efficient and reliable wastewater system.

Gladstone Mayor Matt Burnett welcomed the funding, which he said would allow for the continued growth of the Gladstone SDA.

“The Yarwun Waste Water Treatment Plant upgrade was shortlisted alongside other projects across the state, so it’s fantastic to see the project gain this much-needed funding,” Cr Burnett said.

“The approved funding of $1,183,700 will be used to replace the existing plant.”

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