A major infrastructure project which will enable future development in Mareeba is now complete.
Mayor Tom Gilmore said the upgrade of the town’s wastewater reticulation network at Kenneally Road was critical for future growth and development. “Faster than expected population growth means sewerage systems in Mareeba have reached capacity in certain areas and Council is investing in major infrastructure to accommodate future growth,” Cr Gilmore said.
The project was jointly funded by the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions program and Mareeba Shire Council, and included the installation of a new 300mm sewer rising main along Kenneally Road and upgrading the existing pump station.
Councillor Gilmore said the upgrade will prevent system failures which can have immediate effects on public health, water quality, commercial farming and Council’s legal obligations.
“The upgrade mitigates long terms risks to community wellbeing, the business reputation of the horticulture and other industries, and of course, will ensure Council is meeting its environmental responsibilities,” he said.
Read more: https://msc.qld.gov.au/major-project-enables-growth/