Construction started at Memerambi village
CONSTRUCTION on infrastructure for the Memerambi Village has started and is set to finish by the end of July this year.
The South Burnett Regional Council took out a $2.14 million loan to finish the roadworks, plumbing, drainage and electricity on the estate.
Mayor Keith Campbell said the project was slightly behind but works on drainage - an issue that halted construction in 2012 - had started.
"The diversion drain has been profiled and top soiled," he said.
Cr Campbell said although the project was slightly behind schedule, the work would be finished by the end of July.
"Council is doing what it said it was going to do with those in the declared benefited area footing the bill," he said.
Cr Campbell said the project was a long time in the making and was an opportunity to make the Memerambi Village a more appealing area.
In June last year the South Burnett Regional Council voted to take on the project, which passed four to three.
It's the first time that work has been done on the village in almost four years, when construction was halted after the council had concerns over the storm water drainage.
Property owners will be forced to pay about $30,000 back to the council either upfront or over ten years in instalments.
This is regardless of whether or not they signed the infrastructure agreement that the council sent out to them last year.
The original developer, Summit View Meritor Pty Ltd, has gone into liquidation.