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Work on the Sustainable Water Framework for Clermont (PDF, 1.63MB) is complete and the final document was considered and adopted by isaac regional Council on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

Council endorsed the award of the tender in February to AECOM Australia Pty Ltd to help produce a strategic framework to improve Clermont’s ageing water supply infrastructure.

Outcomes

The framework is a study focused on providing water security and supporting future economic growth for Clermont.

The framework will provide a framework to ensure a reliable long term performance of Council’s water supply to Clermont.

This will allow future projects and actions to be planned and implemented in accordance with growing water demands in Clermont.

The framework focussed on:

  • Evaluating the technical, social, economic and environmental viability of potential new or augmented water infrastructure.
  • Examining limitations and risks of identified options as well as actions to support growth catering for the continued development in the region’s mining, pastoral and agricultural industries.
  • Approaches to achieve reliable and secure water supply over the next 20 years incorporating current and forecast demands.

The framework will enable Council to consider the most cost effective decisions and responses to water issues in Clermont.

Funding

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

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

Current as at February 2018.

 

The Australian Government National Water Infrastructure Development Fund is an intiative of the Northern Australia and Agricultural competitivness white papers.