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Stock Route Water Facilities completed

Maranoa Regional Council has completed the 2018-19 Stock Routes Water Facility Capital Works Program by upgrading nine stock route water facilities across the Maranoa region.

Council has been contracted and fully funded by the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) with Council receiving $178,350 in funding for the program from a state-wide pool of $800,000.

Councillor Wendy Newman, Portfolio Chair for Rural Services, said the primary purpose of these upgrades are to help provide water for travelling stock.

“The water facility repairs and upgrades also make these water points more reliable for our residents, who use them frequently,” Cr Newman said.

The following works have been completed across the Maranoa region:

Albany Downs – New solar pump

Gammie Plains – New tank

Gunnalow – New trough

Yuleba – New tank and trough

Injune – New fence

Euthulla – New tank

Mitchell east – New facility and new tank trough and fence

Deepwater – New solar pump.

Stock route facilities are used by travelling stock, as well as agisting stock and they are sometimes accessed by neighbouring landholders, community facilities and schools.

The State Government allocates funding for the maintenance and upgrade of the facilities and retains ownership, with Council managing the facilities.