19 January 2024
Important recycled water infrastructure upgrades at Morgan Park scheduled to commence at the end of January will bolster the precinct’s growth opportunities by extending access to recycled water and improving water sustainability.
The Queensland Government’s Building our Regions Round 6 Program is funding $717,565.00 towards the $1.58 million upgrade project which will deliver an alternative to potable water with nearly 8km of underground recycled water main piping and upgrades to the existing pumps, standpipe and the 7 ML reservoir.
Southern Downs Mayor Vic Pennisi said the critical recycled water network upgrades support regional and economic development by providing guaranteed recycled water access for future industries, and offering established businesses with the opportunity to expand existing capacity on the Southern Downs.
“These important upgrades to the water network will offer the supply of Class A recycled water to Morgan Park, and provide all industrial users with a steady and guaranteed water supply,” Mayor Pennisi said.
“By providing a supply of Class A water to the precinct, Council is able to offer a greater incentive to attract new development to the industrial area.
“The open green spaces will also benefit from recycled water irrigation as the infrastructure upgrades will provide an alternate to potable water to keep the precinct well maintained during dry periods.
“Through external funding streams like the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions Program, Council is boosting the regional economy by creating jobs and enhancing the appeal of Morgan Park for future industry ventures and current business users without any cost to the ratepayer.”
The work is scheduled to commence in late January 2024 and to be completed in September 2024.
This project was developed with the support of the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions in association with Council.