Securing the Isaac region’s access to water remains at the forefront for local and state counterparts as residents relished the opportunity to tour the $7.1 million Nebo water supply project yesterday
Securing the Isaac region’s access to water remains at the forefront for local and state counterparts as residents relished the opportunity to tour the $7.1 million Nebo water supply project yesterday.
The game-changing four-stage Nebo Water Supply Project boasts a new water treatment plant and a two-megalitre reservoir for the historic town’s residents, significantly while improving firefighting capability in town.
Isaac Regional Council matched the $3.55 million it received through the Queensland Government’s successful $365 million Building our Regions program to address critical water infrastructure needs in Nebo, enhancing water security, quality and reliability.
Mayor Anne Baker said Council held tours to show residents how the project collaboration with the Queensland Government was managed effectively.
“Our regional and rural communities are doing it incredibly tough during these dry conditions and that’s why we’re making this massive investment through our partnership with the Queensland Government,” Mayor Baker said.
“Water infrastructure is an important part of the mix when it comes to increasing supply and reliability so that the Isaac region’s water supply is more resilient.
“This will reduce the risk of acute water shortages in the region and help to enhance liveability, business confidence, and the potential for employment and investment in our Isaac.
“This is another fantastic milestone for Isaac Regional Council working in partnership with the Queensland Government. Thank you to everyone involved.”
Minister for State Development Cameron Dick said this is another great community outcome from a regional program working for Queensland.
“Water security is paramount for communities like Nebo, and our government is pleased to have partnered with council to deliver this project for the town,” Mr Dick said.
“As well as addressing water supply shortages and poor-quality bore water, this project has supported around 21 of the 2400-plus construction jobs supported through the Building our Regions program right across the state.”
Council and its contractors commissioned the new water treatment plant, reservoir and bores with connecting pipework from the bore field.
The connection of two additional bores to the network will enable six bores to supply the town, improve water security in case of equipment failure, and distribute water over a larger area of the aquifer.
The Nebo Water Supply Project opening follows the successful $10.59 million reservoir and other works at Moranbah Water Treatment Plant and the $9.56 million Dysart Water Treatment Plant upgrade, also supported by BHP Billiton-Mitsubishi Alliance.