- Council: Mornington Shire Council
- Fund: Remote and Indigenous Communities Fund
- Category: Economic Development Infrastructure
- Round: 2
An upgrade to Mornington’s service station and mechanical workshop will provide new lighting, safety and spill containment/drainage infrastructure servicing a 520km2 area and making it compliant with safety regulations.
The service station upgrade will provide fuel for 1800 residents of the entire Wellesley Island Group (22 islands) plus visitors, and around 4000 marine vessels operating in the Gulf of Carpentaria waterways. The upgrade will stop fuel theft and break-ins, as well as reducing the risk of fire or explosion.
The current structure is rusty, rundown and unsafe with a broken bowser and uneven flooring. This funding will:
- replace electrical wiring
- install a fuel drainage system
- install new fuel pumps
- rebuild the front delivery area as a store-like retail area
- realign the structure and level the flooring
- install security cameras
- install infrastructure to allow card-based payments.
This is essential economic infrastructure to support the residents and businesses in this remote community.
Total project cost
* Average number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs supported by project construction (based on Queensland Treasury's Guidelines for estimating FTE jobs directly supported by the capital works program).
Disclaimer: Information on this page may change over the life of the project. Funding amounts referenced are as approved.