Julia Creek Membrane Bioreactor Sewage Treatment Upgrade Popular
Council: McKinlay Shire Council
Fund: Royalties for Resource Producing Communities Fund
Category: Water/Sewerage/Waste Infrastructure
Julia Creek's outdated sewage treatment system has been replaced with a state-of-the-art system that will deliver greater capacity, less odour and higher quality effluent suitable for re-use by council and the mining and agricultural sectors.
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).
The new sewerage plant has supported a permanent new job for a treatment plant operator and 15 indirect jobs have been created through increased demand for construction materials and associated goods and services. Construction workers, consultants, contractors and engineers will spend a portion of their salaries in town on food, accommodation and recreation.
Council savings will be made through on-going maintenance and avoiding fines for non-compliance with legislative requirements.
Paves the way for population growth, leading to increased revenue through new sewage connections and an increase in property values.
Improved treatment standards will result in better environmental, health and safety, and amenity outcomes, especially for those living close to the facility.
Potential for re-use of treated effluent by council to irrigate nature trails, and by the agriculture and mining sectors.
Reduction in risk of airborne viruses and bacteria from the lagoons.
105kL/day BioKube package including anoxic tanks, BioKubes, Clarifier, Filters, UV Treatment and backup Chlorine Treatment, outlet tank, all pipework and fittings, switchboard, controls.
Gravel access road from Hickman Street to the new plant.