Project Update Project Update

Work is progressing on the Sustainable Water Strategy for Clermont (PDF, 1.23MB).

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 study is about providing water security and supporting economic growth for Clermont.

The feasibility study will have a focus on:

  1. evaluating the social, economic and environmental viability of potential new or augmented water infrastructure;
  2. 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.

Funding

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

Current as at June 2017.