HUGHES ROAD SEWERAGE SYSTEM REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION REMOVED FROM MEETING AGENDA

A report and recommended solution to the ongoing odour problems associated with the Hughes Road Sewerage Pump Station has been removed from the agenda for the Ordinary Meeting of Council scheduled for next Tuesday 13th October.

I was disappointed that at yesterday’s Briefing Meeting Councillors decided to remove agenda item ‘J1 Hughes Road Pump Station Sewer System Upgrade’ so that further discussions could be held regarding the report.

Locals would be aware that the odour problem has been an issue for many, many years and has resulted in nearby residents being physically sick during periods when the odour is at its worst. During these periods children are unable to play in their back yards, families are unable to have a backyard BBQ or friends over for a visit and occupants are required to shut every window in their homes. It’s a totally unacceptable situation and one that requires urgent attention.

The solution was never going to be cheap and, after years of lobbying, the Council  allocated funds in its 3 year capital works forecast which would mean that the  solution would not be addressed until the 2017/18 financial year.

The recommendation (which would have been considered next Tuesday) suggested that the work could be carried out much sooner and at considerable capital and ‘whole-of-life’ operational savings.

It needs to be said however that there isn’t any funding set aside for this project in the current budget and having it brought forward would mean that some other project(s) within the region would have to be deferred which could (understandably) be seen as unfair by other residents within the region.

As it stands, the officer’s report and recommendation will now be reviewed and it’s my hope that the new information contained within the report, together with the knowledge that this issue is directly impacting on the health and lifestyle of affected residents, will be sufficient to see the works included in the upcoming 2016/17 budget.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Latest News

THE VALUE OF TESTIMONIALS
Posted on by gregbarnes

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is to receive positive feedback from members of the community regarding … Continue reading



Posted on by gregbarnes

PUBLIC STATEMENT Cr Greg Barnes, Representative for Division 5 20/03/2020 The Office of the Independent Assessor (OIA) has released the … Continue reading


POLITICAL HANDS-OFF FOR MEET & GREET SESSIONS
Posted on by gregbarnes


NOMINATION FOR DIVISION 5 RE-ELECTION LODGED
Posted on by gregbarnes

I have today nominated for re-election as the representative for Division 5 of the Bundaberg Regional Council. 20 years of … Continue reading


MONEY’S CREEK MOTION VOTED DOWN
Posted on by gregbarnes

Yesterday,17th December, I put forward the following Notice of Motion regarding the issues facing Money’s Creek:- That Council:  Create a … Continue reading


NOTICE OF MOTION – MONEY’S CREEK UPPER LAGOON
Posted on by gregbarnes

This morning I have given notice that at the next Ordinary Meeting of Council scheduled  for Tuesday 17th December 2019, … Continue reading


RESIGNATION FROM SISTER CITIES COMMITTEE
Posted on by gregbarnes

This afternoon I tendered my resignation from Council’s Sister City Advisory Committee (SCAC), effective immediately and for person reasons.


BRC DISASTER DASHBOARD
Posted on by gregbarnes

I know that I repeat this message every year as we approach the storm/fire season however I think that it’s … Continue reading


REQUEST SUBMITTED FOR BARGARA ROAD TURN-OFF LANE
Posted on by gregbarnes


NIELSON PARK UPGRADES
Posted on by gregbarnes

Having received several requests for improved picnic infrastructure at the northern end of Nielson Park, I’m pleased to advise that … Continue reading



View older news items

Hosted by Edge Online