$15,000 Landscaping completed at new Rosewood pump station


CR DAVID PAHLKE  with Michelle  Cull from  QUU (Qld Urban utilities)

$15,000 Landscaping completed at new Rosewood pump station

Queensland Urban Utilities has completed landscaping works around the new $3.5 million Rosewood sewage pump station. Almost 60 shrubs and trees have been planted alongside Ipswich-Rosewood Rd, right near the entrance to town. Queensland Urban Utilities spokesperson, Michelle Cull, said the plants provide a visual buffer between the pump station and the road. “The landscaping design includes attractive Lilly Pilly shrubs, which will grow to around 3m in height,” she said. “It’s expected to take about three months to establish the plants, but once they’re fully grown we’re confident it will make a big difference.”

Ipswich Councillor David Pahlke said he was extremely pleased that landscaping was made part of the project following an approach to QUU.  “I worked closely with Queensland Urban Utilities to ensure the visual amenity of the area is preserved,” he said. “The landscaping makes for a pleasant introduction for visitors and locals as they drive into our beautiful town of Rosewood.   The  works  were completed by Councils

Parks  staff and they have  advised me by the end of the summer the trees will be fence high.  Included in the contract is the watering and maintainence of the trees. “

The pump station was part of a $5 million dollar sewer upgrade project for Rosewood. Ms Cull said other works included relining more than 400m of sewer pipes in Matthew St, Mill St and Basset Lane. “We also installed a new 1.1km sewer main along Ipswich-Rosewood Rd leading to the sewage treatment plant,” she said. “The upgrade will cater for new housing developments in the area.”

About Queensland Urban Utilities

Established on July 1, 2010, Queensland Urban Utilities is one of the largest water distributor-retailers in Australia, providing water and sewerage services to more than 1.4 million residents across Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset local authority areas. We are upgrading and improving the reliability of our infrastructure by investing $2.76 billion in a 10-year capital works program. Our service territory covers 14,384 square kilometres and we employ around 1100 people.  For media enquiries, contact: Queensland Urban Utilities Media Team 0429 551 477 quu.media@urbanutilities.com.auFollow us on Twitter: @UrbanUtilities Visit our website: www.urbanutilities.com.au  

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