Hinchinbrook Shire Council’s successful application for funding to upgrade water infrastructure will secure the Shire’s capacity to supply treated water into the future.
The funding announcement which was made by the Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham, Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines on 4 July 2017 has confirmed State Government funding for the Hinchinbrook Water Security Project enabling the project to go ahead.
Hinchinbrook Shire Mayor Ramon Jayo has thanked the State Government for their support with the Hinchinbrook Water Security Project and has said ‘Infrastructure projects like this have not only a positive effect on the community through our increased ability to deliver water to residents but also through the economic benefits of which infrastructure projects provide to local contractors.’
Funding through Round 3 of the Building Our Regions fund will contribute $2m to the $4.4m project.
The Hinchinbrook Water Security Project involves the duplication in the design and construction of new bores and raw water delivery infrastructure to increase the water supply capacity by an additional 2.2 ML/day to the Ingham Depot Water Treatment Plant (WTP), together with the augmentation of the Ingham Depot WTP by an additional 2.6 ML/day to provide a total treated water production capacity of 5.2 ML/day.
This project includes the design, construction and project management of a 2.2 ML/day groundwater bore/s and pipeline, which incorporates site access, bore/s, power supply and control, and pipelines including connection to the existing delivery network.