Hinchliffe officially opens Roma bore water project
Published Tuesday, 26 June, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe
Residents in northern Roma are gushing about their improved and more reliable water pressure with the completion of two major water infrastructure projects.
Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe joined Maranoa Regional Council Mayor Tyson Golder and other councillors to mark the completion of the more than $1.3 million Northern Bore (Bore 19) and Northern Road water main projects.
“I am delighted to be here in Roma and to see this new bore improving water pressure and water security for the region,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“It is a vital project made possible through the Palaszczuk Government’s job-generating Works for Queensland program and in this case, the council reports the works supported jobs for 27 people.
“I congratulate the Maranoa Regional Council on getting this job done for the good of their community as well as catering for future growth.
“I am also pleased that regional communities will benefit from an extra $200 million in Works for Queensland funding in the State Budget, bringing the total funding available under this program to $600 million.”
The new bore, booster system and storage capacity, along with the Northern delivery main, is part of Roma’s 10 Year Water Strategy to improve water security into the future.
Maranoa Regional Council Mayor Tyson Golder said it was a pleasure to host Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe in Roma and we were thrilled to showcase the bore in full operation.
“Without the partnership with the Queensland Government, Maranoa Regional Council would not have been able to construct the bore, reservoir and booster system,” Cr Golder said.
The Queensland Government invested $1.279 million in the Northern Bore (Bore 19) and Northern Road delivery main projects with the Maranoa Regional Council adding funding bringing the total project cost to more than $1.3 million.
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