Magnetic Island Sewer Strategy- Community Consultation

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Townsville City Council has a vision to grow the city, and Magnetic Island represents an important part of that growth. Townsville City Council is committed to investing in improvements for Magnetic Island Residents with a $13.8 million investment in the island in 2021/22.

While the projected growth models for the Island are not excessive, it is important to plan now for the future. We need to understand both the impact that currently exists on our vital infrastructure on the Island, and how this infrastructure will be impacted in years to come.

The Picnic Bay Wastewater Treatment Facility services the southern catchment area of the Island, supporting properties from Arcadia through to Picnic Bay. The facility requires treated effluent to be dispersed by suitable methods that must meet strict environmental approvals.

Currently this is achieved through surface irrigation into designated land areas in Picnic Bay. As the demands on the treatment plant increases, future options for the disposal of treated effluent need to be identified and managed respectfully.

Council has investigated a range of options and wants to share these for the Magnetic Island community to provide feedback. The final solution will take into consideration environmental impact, community sentiment, demand on infrastructure and budget.

How can I get Involved?

Public Consultation on the Magnetic Island Sewer Strategy will run from September 13th until 5pm Tuesday October 12th 2021.

Interested residents can either attend one of two meetings as per below, or access the material on this page and provide feedback as per below.

Public meetings to consult with residents will be held on the Island as follows:

Location -

Amaroo on Mandalay Conference Centre- Nelly Bay

Monday 20th September - 6pm - 8pm

Tuesday 21st September- 9am- 11am

Please RSVP for this event by emailing

haveyoursay@townsville.qld.gov.au

A copy of the material presented by Council, which includes detail on the options can be found in the Documents Library on this page.

Feedback on the proposed options is now open for public comment. Your feedback will assist in informing the Council Magnetic Island Sewer Strategy.

Please use the Submissions Form below to provide your responses.

The consultation period will close at 5pm Tuesday October 12th.

Townsville City Council has a vision to grow the city, and Magnetic Island represents an important part of that growth. Townsville City Council is committed to investing in improvements for Magnetic Island Residents with a $13.8 million investment in the island in 2021/22.

While the projected growth models for the Island are not excessive, it is important to plan now for the future. We need to understand both the impact that currently exists on our vital infrastructure on the Island, and how this infrastructure will be impacted in years to come.

The Picnic Bay Wastewater Treatment Facility services the southern catchment area of the Island, supporting properties from Arcadia through to Picnic Bay. The facility requires treated effluent to be dispersed by suitable methods that must meet strict environmental approvals.

Currently this is achieved through surface irrigation into designated land areas in Picnic Bay. As the demands on the treatment plant increases, future options for the disposal of treated effluent need to be identified and managed respectfully.

Council has investigated a range of options and wants to share these for the Magnetic Island community to provide feedback. The final solution will take into consideration environmental impact, community sentiment, demand on infrastructure and budget.

How can I get Involved?

Public Consultation on the Magnetic Island Sewer Strategy will run from September 13th until 5pm Tuesday October 12th 2021.

Interested residents can either attend one of two meetings as per below, or access the material on this page and provide feedback as per below.

Public meetings to consult with residents will be held on the Island as follows:

Location -

Amaroo on Mandalay Conference Centre- Nelly Bay

Monday 20th September - 6pm - 8pm

Tuesday 21st September- 9am- 11am

Please RSVP for this event by emailing

haveyoursay@townsville.qld.gov.au

A copy of the material presented by Council, which includes detail on the options can be found in the Documents Library on this page.

Feedback on the proposed options is now open for public comment. Your feedback will assist in informing the Council Magnetic Island Sewer Strategy.

Please use the Submissions Form below to provide your responses.

The consultation period will close at 5pm Tuesday October 12th.

  • This public consultation has now closed. Townsville City Council thanks you for your contribution.

    Council welcomes all residents and community members to participate and Have Your Say on the Magnetic Island Sewerage Strategy.

    Consultation has concluded
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