New $5 million pipeline project to supply recycled water to Warwick Industrial Estate
28 February 2019
Businesses at the Warwick Industrial Estate will soon have access
to recycled water thanks to a $5 million pipeline set to deliver a range of
economic and environmental benefits to the Southern Downs.
The Warwick Effluent Pipeline Project includes a new pipeline,
pump station and reservoir that will increase the storage capacity of the
recycled water network by two megalitres.
Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie said Council is committed to
developing new infrastructure and funding progressive projects that ensure the
region’s economic and environmental sustainability.
“This project ensures Warwick’s Wastewater Treatment Plant can
produce Class A recycled water at its full capacity and make recycled water available
to users at all times,” Cr Dobie said.
Jointly funded by the Queensland Government and Southern Downs
Regional Council, Council expects the project will create 20 jobs and will
deliver a $6.3 million boost to the region.
The Queensland Government will contribute over $2.48 million
towards the project through its Building our Region’s program with SDRC set to
fund the remaining 50 per cent.
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and
Planning Cameron Dick said the new water reservoir will be built at the Warwick
Wastewater Treatment Facility to supply industry with Class A recycled water.
“The provision of Class A recycled water to industrial users will
free up valuable potable water for other uses,” Mr Dick said.
“Council estimates the project will create 20 jobs during construction
and one ongoing job for maintenance and operation.”
Cr Dobie said the Warwick Effluent Pipeline project is crucial
infrastructure which will increase water security now and in the future.
“This pipeline plays a key role in building the region’s resilience
to drought and provides an alternative water source for the industrial estate,
helping to conserve precious water supplies for the community,” Cr Dobie said.
“This is a huge project that will deliver a range of long-term
benefits to our community, generate jobs in the region during construction and
deliver a significant boost to our local economy.”
Works on the Warwick Effluent Pipeline Project are expected to
begin by July 2019 and finish in early 2020.
For more information on the Warwick Effluent Pipeline Project contact
Southern Downs Regional Council on 1300 MY SDRC (1300 697 372).