Whitsunday (Regional Council) - QLD

Council’s new recycled water network greens Bowen

Council’s new recycled water network greens Bowen

Whitsunday Regional Council’s Whitsunday Water team installed over five kilometres of mains and pipelines as part of the Greening and Growing Bowen project.Bowen’s new recycled water network will ‘green and grow’ Bowen by connecting the network to Bowen’s parks and public green spaces.Today’s opening event celebrated the $4.047 million initiative, jointly funded by Council and the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions program, to deliver a 5.7-kilometre upgrade and expansion of Bowen’s recycled water network.After the commissioning of the new Bowen Sewage Treatment Plant late last year, the next stage of the project was to upgrade sections of the water storage and pumping system at the Plant.Council has also installed new recycled water mains and pipelines along Queens Road and new pipelines linking Mullers Lagoon parkland with the Bowen sportsground.New smart irrigation systems have been installed in many public green spaces across Bowen, including the Bowen Cemetery, the Bowen foreshore, Mullers Lagoon, the Bowen sportsground, Gideon Pott Park at Queens Beach, Hansen Park and Case Park.Mayor Andrew Willcox said the high-quality recycled water would be reused to irrigate and green Bowen’s parks, sports fields and golf courses.“This project is a fantastic innovation and a big step forward in greening and growing Bowen for future generations,” he said.“The new Bowen Sewage Treatment Plant, completed in December last year, can service a population of up to 14,000 people, so we are preparing for the growth of the town.“The increased production of recycled water will also lower the risks of damage to the Great Barrier Reef.“The Greening and Growing Bowen initiative was a huge project that had to be split over several stages,” Mayor Willcox said.“First we needed to upgrade and extend the recycled water network before then upgrading the safety, automation and data monitoring of the existing plant and finally commissioning and turning on the new treatment plant.”“The upgrade is also significant in its benefits to the natural environment, with a major improvement in the quality of water released into the Coral Sea.”Minister for State Development Cameron Dick said delivering job-creating infrastructure that improves liveability and economic conditions is a top priority of the state government.“More than 12 jobs were supported during the project’s construction,” Mr Dick said.
Whitsunday Regional Council
13 Feb 2020
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Prevent dengue by cleaning up around the house

Prevent dengue by cleaning up around the house

Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday region councils are urging residents to protect themselves against dengue after 13 cases were confirmed in Rockhampton last year.The dengue campaign is part of an EHWIM (E…
Whitsunday Regional Council
3 Feb 2020
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Council awards tender for PEC demolition

Whitsunday Regional Council has awarded the tender for the demolition of the Proserpine Entertainment Centre to P&C Welding and Constructions at Council’s first ordinary meeting for 2020.Mayor And…
Whitsunday Regional Council
29 Jan 2020
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Celebrating our nation’s much-loved day

Celebrating our nation’s much-loved day

Whitsunday Regional Council has marked Australia Day 2020 by honouring our region’s high achievers, while also welcoming those who took the pledge to become our newest Australian Citizens.
Whitsunday Regional Council
26 Jan 2020
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Shute Harbour Update

Shute Harbour Update

Disaster Recovery Project Director Trevor Williams said Council had been exploring alternative boat ramp options while the Shute Harbour ramp was closed during major restoration works.“As a direct res…
Whitsunday Regional Council
22 Jan 2020
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Council's Climate Innovation Hub in full swing

Council's Climate Innovation Hub in full swing

The Whitsunday Climate Change Innovation Hub is ramping up its activities with the appointment of a new Coordinator role late last year.An initiative of Whitsunday Regional Council, the Hub opened its…
Whitsunday Regional Council
9 Jan 2020
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Shute Harbour restoration works to commence next month

Shute Harbour restoration works to commence next month

The tender and design for the new facility at Shute Harbour has been given the green light with works expected to begin next month.The $35 million construction tender for the rebuild of Shute Harbour …
Whitsunday Regional Council
12 Dec 2019
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Proserpine Administration Building and Disaster Centre works on track

Proserpine Administration Building and Disaster Centre works on track

Construction works are progressing well for Whitsunday Regional Council’s $9.6 million Administration Building in Proserpine.Mayor Andrew Willcox said the new building will house approximately 120 Cou…
Whitsunday Regional Council
10 Dec 2019
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Construction tender awarded to restore Shute Harbour

Construction tender awarded to restore Shute Harbour

The $35 million construction tender for the rebuild of Shute Harbour terminal and seawall was awarded to Vassallo Constructions Pty Ltd at Council’s Ordinary Meeting today, with works expected to begi…
Whitsunday Regional Council
27 Nov 2019
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