Water Quality Improvement Plan
In May 2019 $3.9M funding for our Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP) was announced by the Minister for Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs, Stirling Hinchcliffe. This grant, combined with $3.41M from Works for Queensland and $1M from Council, will fund the extension of pipelines and augmentation of bore water supplies in the Ravenshoe Road, Carrington Road and Hastie Road areas of Atherton. The end result will be a reduction of the frequency and duration of boil water notices.
The WQIP is a joint initiative of TRC and the Queensland Government.
Water Business Strategy and Infrastructure Development Plan
In August 2018 we secured a $607,000 grant from the Queensland Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning’s (DSDMIP’s) Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program. The strategy will determine the most efficient and effective solution to improve the reliability of our water sources, and meet water quality requirements in accordance with Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. It will also look at optimising our water supply infrastructure to ensure potable water can be provided to the community at the lowest possible whole-of-life cost while meeting both current and future demands. We will be working with the community during the development of the strategy and, once complete, we’ll have a strong position to support our investment and advocacy efforts to secure State funding for future investment.
Proudly funded by the Queensland Government in association with TRC.
Regional Water Supply Security Assessment (RWSSA)
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy has worked with us to better understand the ability of our water supply schemes to supply water for future growth in our region.
Population growth as well as challenges from droughts and ageing infrastructure highlight the ongoing importance of water security planning.
The Atherton RWSSA provides an overview of the capability of the existing water sources during different rainfall events for projected population growth and water demands. Hydrologic modelling was used to assess the performance of the bulk water supply in meeting forecast demands.