Topics:  gladstone regional council, mount larcom, water supply

Council to assess Mount Larcom's future water supply

GLADSTONE Regional Council will revise plans for Mount Larcom's future water after significant interest in township development

Council's engineering services portfolio spokesman Rick Hansen said the Mount Larcom water supply was nearing capacity and it was timely to reassess future planning.

Council will revise the 2009 Mount Larcom Water Supply System Strategic Infrastructure Plan to include:

  •  Expansion of the town to approximately 1000 lots, including the following four proposed sites (Lakeside Development - residential, 58321 Bruce Highway - accommodation, Mount Larcom Caravan Park - accommodation, Showground Workers Camp - accommodation) and infill of some existing lots.
  • Council consider all funding options.

"The current Mount Larcom water supply scheme supplies the township with about 126 connections to potable water," Cr Hansen said.

"Proposed developments could impact heavily on future township needs, boost residential expansion to about 1000 lots and substantially increase water supply requirements.

"The strategic plan enables council to ensure projected water supply is sufficient to sustain anticipated growth, and if necessary, incorporate additional water supply upgrades into future planning."

Cr Hansen said the plan included consideration of the financial impacts of upgrading Mount Larcom's water infrastructure.

"The strategic plan allows cCouncil and the development industry to understand water infrastructure requirements for development to occur in Mount Larcom, while enabling council to ensure standards of service are maintained for residents," he said. 

Council will also revise the effects on other planning for Mount Larcom including social, roads, sewerage and stormwater infrastructure.
 


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