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    Premier of Queensland
    The Honourable Peter Beattie


    Premier of Queensland
    The Honourable Peter Beattie

    Thursday, July 20, 2006


    Detailed environmental and social impact studies will start today for the proposed route of the Western Corridor Recycled Water Project, Premier Peter Beattie announced today (Thursday).

    The first section of the proposed route from Oxley Wastewater Treatment Plant to Bundamba will be the subject of an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment.

    The proposed route for the first section from Oxley to Bundamba is being released today and will be subject to impact assessment studies over the next six weeks.

    “Public consultation is an important part of the process and we encourage the communities along the proposed pipeline route to provide their comments and contribute to identifying social impacts from construction and operation,” said Mr Beattie.

    Two more assessments will be carried out on the remaining sections of the proposed route – from Bundamba to Caboonbah, and from Luggage Point to Bundamba.

    The process have been divided into three sections due to the large scale of the Project and details of the next two proposed route sections will be publicly released in coming months.

    Residents near the first section of the proposed pipeline route from Oxley to Bundamba will receive a newsletter detailing the process and consultation activities.

    Discussions with those landowners directly affected by the proposed route have started in order to obtain access to land for survey purposes. The project team has used engineering, environmental and social criteria to find a proposed route that also considers cost and timeframes.

    A second stage of the project will link the pipeline to the Luggage Point and GibsonIsland treatment plants and allow larger volumes of water to be supplied to industrial and potentially agricultural users.

    SEQWater is managing the project on behalf of the Queensland Government, Brisbane City Council and Ipswich City Council under the Government’s South East Queensland Regional Water Supply Strategy.

    The processes have been based on terms of reference which are available on the project website at or in hard copy by contacting the project consultation team.

    Contact: 3224 4500