Logan Water will embark on a $139 million modernisation of the city’s water and wastewater infrastructure.

Funding in the 2021/2022 Community and Lifestyles budget will allow the Logan City Council-owned water business to progress planning and design of stage one of the Chambers Flat Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).

The new facility will service the growth areas in the south and west of the city including the suburbs of Yarrabilba and Park Ridge.

More than $36 million has been allocated to the ongoing upgrade of the Loganholme WWTP. This investment is part of a broader $100 million package of work at the facility over coming years.

The upgrade includes diverting catchment flows from the Beenleigh WWTP, which will be decommissioned.

A further $31 million will be spent replacing and renewing existing water and wastewater assets, and ongoing facilities maintenance.

Other projects include:

$12 million to finalise construction of the Loganholme WWTP biosolids gasification plant that uses Australian-first technology to sustainably reduce and recycle biosolids waste$1.2 million for a large solar array at Loganholme WWTP to power the gasification plant$3.9 million towards the connection of a development area in Sungold Road, Logan Reserve to the Chambers Flat wastewater pump station$1.9 million to upgrade security around critical water and wastewater infrastructure$1.5 million to reduce wet weather overflows in Rochedale South

Infrastructure Chair Councillor Teresa Lane said funding in the budget ensured Logan Water can maintain excellent levels of service to the community while meeting the future needs of a growing city.

“Innovations such as the Loganholme WWTP biosolids gasification plant and the continued roll out of solar energy generation will ensure that the growth of the network will happen in a green and sustainable way,” Cr Lane said.

“Logan Water should be commended for the visionary way it is preparing for our
city’s future water and wastewater needs.”

The water base charge in the next rates bill will rise by just 1 per cent. It is the first increase in five years to the Council-controlled portion of water billing.

The Queensland Government has increased the bulk water price by 3.5 per cent from July 1.

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