New 6.1 Km Trunk Water Main For Bromelton

New 6.1 Km Trunk Water Main For Bromelton

Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham

Water And Growth Will Soon Flow At Bromelton

Victor P Taffa

Critical water supply will soon be flowing into the Bromelton State Development Area, thanks to a $3.29 Million Palaszczuk Government kickstart.

Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr. Anthony Lynham was at Bromelton today to inspect the construction works underway now on a $6.58 Million, 6.1 km trunk water main bringing thousands of litres of water to potential new businesses.

“Water, power and transport are what make estates like Bromelton catalysts for jobs, investment and business opportunities.” Dr. Lynham said.

“Our government, Scenic Rim Regional Council and Queensland Urban Utilities have teamed up to make this essential project happen.”

$3.29 Million in State funds come from the $375 Million Building our Regions infrastructure program. Scenic Rim Regional Council and Queensland Urban Utilities contributed $1.66 Million each.

By July 2018, the main will provide reticulated water at up to 99.6 litres per second from the Beaudesert Water Treatment Plant to the entire 15,000 ha industrial estate.

SCT Logistics is investing $130 Million in a rail transport hub at Bromelton, which will open in January 2017.

Dr. Lynham said once transport and water supply was in place, other companies needing warehousing facilities would be attracted to the area.

Dr. Lynham said the water main was already generating almost 20 jobs during construction.

“Regional infrastructure projects like this one are an important part of keeping the economy ticking over and keeping our regional communities strong.” Dr. Lynham said.

“Our $375 Million Building our Regions program is pumping funds into regional communities across the state and supporting more than 1,290 jobs from the first two rounds of funding.”

Bromelton state development area is one of nine state development areas in Queensland, established by the independent Co-ordinator-General to promote economic development.

Bromelton is one of the only areas available for industrial development in South East Queensland that has direct access to the national standard gauge rail network.