Drovers delight: Cattle push on to renewed water points
DROVERS and their cattle will no longer go dry during the harsher months as they move through the stock routes of Maranoa.
Nine stock route water facilities across the region have been upgraded after Maranoa Regional Council completed the 2018-19 Stock Routes Water Facility Capital Works Program.
The council received $178,350 in funding from the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy from a state-wide pool of $800,000.
Stock route facilities are used by travelling stock and agisting stock and are sometimes accessed by neighbouring landholders, community facilities and schools.
The State Government allocates funding for the maintenance and upgrade of the facilities and retains ownership, with the council managing the facilities.
Rural services councillor Wendy Newman said the upgrades were pertinent in the ongoing drought.
"The primary purpose of these upgrades is to help provide water for travelling stock,” Cr Newman said.
"The water facility repairsand upgrades also make these water points more reliable for our residents, who use them frequently.”
The following works have been completed across the Maranoa region:
Albany Downs - New solar pump
Gammie Plains - New tank
Gunnalow - New trough
Yuleba - New tank and trough
Injune - New fence
Euthulla - New tank
Mitchell east - New facility and new tank trough and fence
Deepwater - New solar pump.