Member for Keppel, Brittany Lauga, Mayor of Livingstone Shire Council, Bill Ludwig and Downer’s GM Water Services, Manish Pancholi, were on site recently to announce the completion of the plant upgrade and to inspect the facility.
The upgraded plant located 40 kilometres north-east of Rockhampton features:
Trevor Cohen, Executive General Manager Utilities said, “We are pleased to partner with Livingstone Shire Council and the Queensland Government in delivering the Yeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade that will significantly benefit the local community for many years to come. The upgraded plant has better sustainability credentials and its capacity has increased by about 50 per cent – with further capability built-in for future growth.”
Mayor Bill Ludwig said this major project demonstrated the positive outcomes that can be achieved for the community when levels of government work in partnership with one another.
“Council would like to commend the Queensland Government and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga for their funding contribution towards this vital infrastructure, that now has the capacity to allow for current and future population growth. The upgraded plant will produce an improved quality of effluent that can be re-used for irrigation and beautification of sporting ovals, Council parks and road medians, to enhance the attractiveness and liveability of the Livingstone community for local residents and visitors alike.”