Current Council Projects
Port Pirie Regional Council has a large number of projects that are at various stages of development. Contained on this page are details of these projects and their status.
Water Re-use Proposals
Port Pirie Regional Council applied for and was successful in obtaining $2.5 million from the Federal Government in funding under the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns Program for a water reuse project. The project is a $5 million project to supply 350ML/a of Class A recycled process water from the Nyrstar smelter for reuse within the smelter (250ML/a) and on Council reserves (100ML/a).
Nyrstar will build a 350ML/a capacity Microfiltration Reverse Osmosis Treatment plant on its site at an estimated cost of $3 million (50% - Nyrstar and 50% - Federal Government grant) and Council will build a $2 million reticulation network (50% - Council and 50% - Federal Government grant) (including an approximate 8km pipeline, associated balance tanks and pumping system) from the Nyrstar plant and along the public road network to service various Council reserves throughout the City.
In effect, Nyrstar will pay for all costs (and arrange/project manage) associated with the project that reside within their boundary (including the recycling plant), and Council will fund all costs (and arrange/project manage) associate with reticulating this water form Nyrstar's boundary to its parks.
Council has engaged the services of Worley Parsons to prepare a design and tender document and to undertake tender assessment and construction management of a reticulation system for use of the reclaimed water. The design work has commenced. Council is working with Nyrstar on the development of a formal agreement for the supply of the reclaimed water.
The Cities and Towns funding arrangements require the project to be completed by 30 June 2012.
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