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City to complete more than
$3 million of sewerage works

by Cameron Outridge

Caloundra City Council will spend more than $3 million to put the Railway towns sewerage scheme on track. Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said nearly $2.5 million will be spent on the construction of reticulation sewers within the town of Glass House Mountains and about $700,000 will be set aside for construction of a pumping station and pressure main.

“The townships of Landsborough, Beerwah and Mooloolah have been sewered in the last few years and this multimillion dollar upgrade for Glass House will complete the current strategy,” Cr Aldous said. “The project, which has been on the to do list for a period of time, had stalled while Council waited for permits and approvals from the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.

“These permits will ensure riverine protection and minimal vegetation clearing, as we implement capital works which both better manage our waste and have minimal impact on our environment. Considerable interpretation of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003, which took effect on 16 April 2004, was also required to ensure Council fulfilled its duty of care to cultural heritage issues.

“All approvals are now in place, paving the way for work to start. The decision today is wonderful news for the residents of Glass House, and once complete, is expected to be a more cost efficient system for Council, making everyone a winner.”

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.