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The 16/17 Whitsunday Regional Council Budget will provide a strong focus on the much-needed Bowen Wastewater Treatment Plant with $100,000 for the design and land acquisition for the Wastewater Recycling Facility and $475,000 for interim nutrient removal.
Councillor for Division 5 Dave Clark said that the Bowen Wastewater Treatment Plant is in desperate need of an upgrade and it’s fantastic that Council is taking steps towards catering for a new facility with $20 million earmarked in the 2018/2019 Budget to complete the construction phase of the new Wastewater Recycling Facility.
“Building a new wastewater treatment facility is the biggest priority for Bowen over the coming years and it starts with the preparatory works listed in this budget,” Cr Clark said.
“Council is also committing $50,000 for the design of Stage 2 of the Bowen Front Beach Revitalisation which is a very popular, high-use area with tourists and families,” he said.
“Other recreational enhancements include $130,000 for swimming pool upgrades and $95,000 for shade covers to various play equipment in Bowen as part of a staged plan.”
The major budget highlights for Division 5 includes:
• $277,000 for a water pipeline renewal in West Street, Bowen• $200,000 for the widening of Dalrymple Street;• $100,000 for the Bowen Sewerage Treatment Plant Wastewater Recycling Facility - Design and Land Acquisition• $475,000 for Bowen Sewerage Treatment Plant interim nutrient removal• $130,000 for Bowen Swimming Pool upgrades;• $95,000 for shade covers to various play equipment in Bowen as part of a staged plan• $50,000 for the design of Stage 2 of the Bowen Front Beach Revitalisation
For a full run down on the 2016/2017 Whitsunday Regional Council Budget, please visit Council’s website.