[singlepic id=327 w=320 h=240 float=left]Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt today inspected work on Innisfail’s new sewage treatment plant.

Mr Pitt said the $33.4 million project would generate jobs for around 50 workers during the construction phase.

“It comes at a time when jobs and job security are more important than ever,” Mr Pitt said.

“The contractor, WDS York Joint Venture, is now building pilings as a base for the plant. It’s a big job and an important job. When it’s finished, Innisfail will have a state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant that will service the needs of the community now and well into the future,” he said.

Mr Pitt said the Innisfail sewage treatment plant is part of the $116 million Cairns Economic Plan.

“It’s all about building the infrastructure we need to take our community into the future. It’s about planning for and managing future growth,” he said.

[singlepic id=326 w=320 h=240 float=left]Mr Pitt commended the Cassowary Coast Regional Council for its role in overseeing the project.

The plant is being built on the eastern outskirts of Innisfail, on the same site as the existing sewage treatment plant.

“The new plant has been designed to meet the latest Environmental Protection Act guidelines.

“It will be good for the environment and good for the community,” he said.

Mr Pitt said the new sewage treatment plant is expected to be completed by the end of the year.