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Council secures $5 million in funding for Chinchilla Water Project

22 December 2015

The State Government recently announced that Western Downs Regional Council was successful in securing a massive $5 million in funding towards the construction of a $21.5 million state-of-the-art water treatment plant in Chinchilla.

  • The Chinchilla Potable Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Stage 1 was awarded funding under the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions Royalties for Resource Producing Communities Fund;
  • The project was initiated due to a combination of the need to cope with fluctuating demand pressures in the region and the existing plant nearing the end of its’ life expectancy;
  • Treatment technology will provide a multi-barrier ultra-filtration membrane process to treat a wide range of water quality from Chinchilla Weir including treated CSG water;
  • Completion of the project is estimated for June 2017.

Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Ray Brown said that this is a project of regional significance to the Western Downs.  The township of Chinchilla is a community that supports the diversity and resilience of our regional economy by supporting growth associated with traditional industries and the resource sector in the Surat Basin.

“This project is the second biggest single investment in the regions infrastructure network and securing such a substantial amount of funding is a huge win for this project, Council and the town of Chinchilla,” he said.

“The success of this application demonstrates the high level of innovation and technology employed by Council’s Utilities team to improve efficiencies and reinforces Council’s commitment to providing facilities and services essential to meet the needs of our communities and our future.”

Chinchilla Potable WTP Map 1

For more information contact Council’s Utilities Department on 1300 COUNCIL.

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