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New $15 million wastewater solution for Cherbourg

Date posted: 9 October 2017

Work has begun on a new $15 million wastewater treatment plant, which will improve the health and liveability of one of Queensland's (Qld) largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partnerships, Mark Furner, said the infrastructure will ensure the Cherbourg community will have a low-maintenance and long-lasting wastewater solution. He noted that the new infrastructure has been specifically designed for the community, and will replace a 60-year old treatment plant. 'Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council staff will also be provided with the right training to maintain the infrastructure, making it a sustainable long-term solution for the community,' he said.

Cherbourg Mayor, Arnold Murray, said the council has been working with the Queensland Government to identify the best sustainable water treatment solutions. 'The start of this project is great news for residents and we're also ensuring that training is in place for the long-term operation and maintenance of these facilities,' Cr Arnold said.

The new wastewater treatment plant is expected to be completed by May 2018.

Source: My Sunshine Coast


Last updated: 9 October 2017
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