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Clermont water security one step closer

Water security is one step closer with work beginning on Clermont’s Sustainable Water Strategy with Council endorsing the award of the tender last month.

Mayor Anne Baker said it is great news for the Clermont community, businesses and industry.

“It's about providing water security and supporting economic growth for Clermont,” she said.

“Council awarded the tender to AECOM Australia Pty Ltd to help produce a strategic framework to improve Clermont’s ageing water supply infrastructure.

“AECOM brings a suitably qualified, multi-disciplinary consulting team to undertake the study.

“This study is supported by funding from the Australian Government National Water Infrastructure Development Fund.

“Council will commit up to $225,000 that will be matched from the fund, to develop this essential report.”

The feasibility study will have a focus on:

  • evaluating the social, economic and environmental viability of potential new or augmented water infrastructure;
  • and inform investment decisions.

“This will enable Council to make the most cost effective and strategic decisions and responses to water issues.

“This is essential to address existing limitations and risks, as well as permit potential growth.”

“The strategy will cater for the continued development in the region’s mining, pastoral and agricultural industries. Council is committed to completing the study by the end of 2017.”

The Australian Government National Water Infrastructure Development Fund is an initiative of the Northern Australia and Agricultural Competitiveness White Papers.

For more details visit Council’s website www.isaac.qld.gov.au or call Council’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227), operating 24/7.

ENDS

Image: Clermont’s Sustainable Water Strategy project team: Isaac Regional Council’s Water and Sewerage Capital Works Project Manager Bruce Waghorn, Acting Manager Water and Sewerage Robin Hagen, Director Engineering and Infrastructure Brian Ashcroft with AECOM Project Lead Engineer Craig Forsyth and AECOM Associate Director Pedro Mendiolea.

For further information contact:

Isaac Regional Council PR & Media Officer                          0437 297 839

20 March 2017