Gold Coast Council will spend $1.8 billion on improving the city’s sewerage systems to keep up with population growth.
Mayor Tom Tate says “it’s not sexy” talking about sewerage but it is vital to have in place with our population soaring towards one million.
“It’s probably more important to have a sewerage and recycled water well planned, ahead of the roads, in terms of infrastructure,” he said.
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“It’s not sexy talking about sewerage but it would be devastating if we didn’t plan for it, you can’t just put your sewerage away.”
The funds will go towards improving and expanded the city’s recycled water networks and upgrading water and sewerage networks.
These upgrades will take place over the next 48 years and the Mayor says there’s not expected to be a rates hike.