State Govt to fund Emu Park sewage treatment works
EMU Park Sewage Treatment Plant will receive a much-needed upgrade after the council and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga helped secure almost $460,000 in State Government funding for the project.
The work will include the installation of inlet screening and grit-removal equipment.
This will improve the overall efficiency of the plant, which treats about one mega-litre of sewage daily.
Mayor Bill Ludwig said the funding was made available following the council's successful application to the Queensland Government's Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program.
"The southern end of the Capricorn Coast has one of the fastest growing populations outside the south-east corner and it's critical that we have the infrastructure to cope and maintain the highest possible level of service to the community," Cr Ludwig said.
"I want to commend and thank the State Government, in particular Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and our local member Brittany Lauga for their support of our funding application on its merits.
Mrs Lauga agreed with CrLudwig the needs of higher growth areas, including Emu Park and Zilzie, certainly warranted the State Government providing funding for improved infrastructure to meet current and future demand.
"I'm proud to be part of a government that is prioritising core infrastructure for growing communities like Emu Park," she said.