Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Sewage Plant A[euro][approximately]is Toxic'

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Sewage Plant A[euro][approximately]is Toxic'

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Leah Kidd

leah.kidd@news-mail.com.au

GIN GIN has missed out on a long-awaited wastewater treatment plant and watched its funds go to Thabeban.

In the council's ordinary meeting this week, it was decided Gin Gin would not be included in the council's sewerage upgrades - despite $5million being allocated for its plant in the 2013/14 budget.

Instead, the council used the Gin Gin sewerage plant monetary allocation to enable it to afford the $14,490,480 upgrade to the Thabeban Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The decision angered divisional councillor Wayne Honor, who rose from his chair as the decision was handed down at the Tuesday meeting.

"Mr Mayor, I'd like to have it recorded my extreme disappointment," he said, choking up. But beyond that disappointment, Cr Honor said after the meeting that the Gin Gin plant was not just antiquated; it was running illegally.

He said the plant - built in 1960 - could accommodate a maximum of 1000 people and was "extremely overloaded". …

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