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Water and Sewerage

Since 2011 and the completion of a $3.93 million overhaul of Lockhart River’s water infrastructure, the residents of the town have had access to a reliable potable water supply.  The installation of new pipelines and valves, fire hydrants, improved ground water storage, replacement of the pump system to improve water pressure and installation of 140 water meters for houses and other buildings, has significantly improved water quality and pressure.  The unit has three full time employees who ensure that any risks to the quality of the water and integrity of the infrastructure are quickly addressed.

Even though Lockhart River experiences an average of 2.1 metres of rainfall each year, community members are asked to be waterwise and report any leaks or faults to either QBuild (for residential issues) or the council’s Engineering Services (07 4060 7144) for problems with community infrastructure.

Every home in Lockhart River is connected to the main sewerage system. The Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council repairs, replaces and maintains sewerage infrastructure, including the associated fittings inside your home and from the sewerage treatment plant to houses.

Any faults or issues with sewerage infrastructure must be reported immediately to QBuild (if the problem is inside your home) or telephone the council’s Engineering Services on 07 4060 7144 for issues outside your home.

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Housing Call Centre

For problems inside your home


1300 738 616



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Engineering Services

For problems outside your home


07 4060 7144

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Cairns Office

Phone:  07 4031 0155
Fax:  07 4031 5720
Address:  7 Anderson St , Manunda QLD 4870

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Lockhart River Office

Phone: 07 4060 7144
Fax: 07 4060 7139
Address: Maathuy Street, Lockhart River QLD 4892