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Chinchilla Potable Water Treatment Plant reaches major milestone

6 June 2016

[L-R] Spokesperson for Utilities Cr Peter Saxelby, Deputy Mayor Andrew Smith, and Mayor Paul McVeigh inspect the Chinchilla potable water treatment plant pipeline infrastructure

[L-R] Spokesperson for Utilities Cr Peter Saxelby, Deputy Mayor Andrew Smith, and Mayor Paul McVeigh inspect the Chinchilla potable water treatment plant pipeline infrastructure

The new $17.5 million state-of-the-art potable water treatment plant in Chinchilla has reached a significant milestone with contractors FB Contracting commencing works on the laying down of the pipeline, which will see eight kilometres of pipeline constructed as part of essential upgrades to the townships’ utilities infrastructure.

  • Thanks to forward planning, the Chinchilla potable water treatment plant is the final phase in Council’s significant investment in regional water and wastewater infrastructure to ensure our communities are well-equipped for future growth and demand;
  • This significant infrastructure development has the capacity to provide essential support to a population of 7,325 and is designed to allow for future augmentation;
  • The high level of innovation and technology used by Council’s Utilities Team to keep the cost of the project down is a win for Council, and a win for the community;
  • The commencement of pipeline works represents a major milestone in the delivery of this long-awaited utilities infrastructure for the Chinchilla community.

Council Spokesperson for Utilities Councillor Peter Saxelby said through innovative thinking and design Council will provide the residents of Chinchilla a modern top-of-the-line treatment plant that meets the community’s needs.

“Council is committed to ensuring that our residents have the essential infrastructure in place to meet their needs well into the future,” he said.

“The Chinchilla potable water treatment plant represents the final project in Council’s long-term plan to deliver new and improved water and wastewater infrastructure to our communities.

“From planning, design and now into construction, it’s great to finally see the long-awaited Chinchilla potable water treatment plant start to come to life.”

Mr Dane Fewster Director of FB Contracting said the pipeline works are on track to be completed by the end of July.

“The Pipeline Infrastructure project for the Chinchilla potable water treatment plant is a great opportunity for FB Contracting to work alongside Council to deliver a safe high quality outcome for the residents of Chinchilla,” he said.

“Our project team are already a quarter ways through the laying down of the pipeline, which will once complete and connected, have the capacity to pump 90 litres of water per second to the new treatment plant.”

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