A survey has been created for businesses to have their say on the impact that changes to Paradise Dam will have on their operations. The survey is part of a comprehensive economic report being conducted by Adept Economics.
It was recently commissioned by a consortium made up of Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils, Regional Development Australia Wide Bay, Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers, Canegrowers Isis, Bundaberg Canegrowers, Bundaberg Regional Council and others.
The report will quantify the value per megalitre of water for the region, along with an estimate of the economic potential that will be lost across the region if water capacity in Paradise Dam is not reinstated.
Water upgrade plans for Bundaberg North
The water pressure in Bundaberg North - Queensland- is set to be improved with Bundaberg Regional Council working on upgrades to the area in the coming months. According to Water and wastewater portfolio spokesperson Cr Jason Bartels, the $1.3 million project would upgrade several infrastructures.
Upgrades take place across the region
Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey said the Bundaberg North upgrade was one of many water infrastructure projects currently under way in the region. He said water quality in Childers and Woodgate would be improved, also infrastructure in Bargara thanks to a $30.1 million contract to upgrade the Gregory River and Kalkie water treatment plants.
“Bundaberg Regional Council is committed to future proofing the region’s water supply,” he said. “Quality water is vital within our community and I am proud to see this Council getting on with the job of making sure these upgrades achieve exactly that.”
Bartels said work on the Bundaberg North water project would commence in February 2020, with construction to be undertaken between the hours of 7am and 5pm.