The Water Collaborative continues to work with drive and focus to bring reliable and sustainable additional water to the Lockyer Valley and Somerset region.
In December 2020, Jacobs Australia completed the project Detailed Business Case, which is the result of 12 months of detailed research, collaboration and consultation with the Collaborative and most importantly, the Lockyer Valley and Somerset agricultural and business communities.
The Collaborative sincerely appreciates the strong support for the Detailed Business Case by the Queensland Government. Funding of $1.4 million to undertake this valuable step was provided by the Maturing Infrastructure Pipeline Program 2.
The Collaborative would also like to thank and acknowledge officials from Queensland Government Departments of:
who have contributed so much time, resources, knowledge and advice in assisting the Collaborative with the framing of the project's Detailed Business Case.
For the Lockyer Valley and Somerset Water Security Scheme to become a reality will require investment not only of customers who will directly benefit from the supply of new, secure and sustainable water supplies over the long term, but also from both the State and Federal Governments.
The Collaborative has been able to engage with both State and Federal Governments to communicate about the importance of the project for economic growth and securing new water supplies to the region.
Brisbane based, specialist water infrastructure consultants Jacobs Group, have completed a Detailed Business Case for the project. The Detailed Business Case examines the costs and benefits of the project and makes recommendations on next steps to progress the project.
A further $100,000 in funding has been secured so Growcom can develop the initiative to ensure that existing water resources are being efficiently used and to identify where on-ground improvements may be implemented.
Established to oversee the development of the Strategic Business Case - an essential prerequisite to proceeding to the development of a more comprehensive Detailed Business Case
Secured $1.4m funding from the Queensland Government through the Dept of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning for the development of a robust and detailed business case based on the recommendations detailed in the feasibility study
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