Mememerambi Estate to be finished by mid-August
THE Memerambi estate is on track to be completed by mid-August, after more than $2 million was forked out to finish the estate's roadworks, plumbing, drainage and electricity.
The South Burnett Regional Council took out a $2.14 million loan after councillors voted to take on the project last year, which passed four to three.
It's the first time work has been done on the village in almost four years, when construction was halted after the council held concern over the storm water drainage.
South Burnett Regional Council Mayor Keith Campbell said he felt "elated" to witness the previously neglected estate come to life.
"I feel very confident that we will have an outcome in Memerambi that will be very positive," Cr Campbell said.
"I think everyone will be appreciative that, at long last, work at Memerambi has been done for it to be tidied up."
Cr Campbell said the issue had previously left a stain on the community but its rebirth would make the area more attractive for residents and visitors.
"Council has led the charge to try and find a solution to the problem and I'm very comfortable with the decision we made to borrow the money," Cr Campbell said.
"Our business in council here is to present a region that looks as attractive as is possibly can do and I'm very happy with the outcome."
Property owners will be forced to pay about $30,000 back to council over a ten-year period.
The original developer, Summit View Meritor Pty Ltd, has gone into liquidation.