Construction of Port Hinchinbrook STP Injects $2.6M to Local Economy


Construction of the Port Hinchinbrook Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) has surpassed 70% completion, accumulating a direct spend with Cassowary Coast businesses worth over $2.6 million.

In Cardwell, almost $1 million has been spent on the procurement of goods and services for the project including electrical and plumbing services, earthworks and quarry materials.

Cassowary Coast subcontractors to the project include:

  • CCUS Tully (earthworks)
  • IMEC, Innisfail (earthworks)
  • Absolute Electrical, Cardwell (minor electrical)
  • Century Cranes, Innisfail
  • Cassowary Coast Sheds, Mission Beach
  • Plumbers Underground Pipework -Andrew Vaugh, Innisfail
  • Kane Plumbing & Irrigation, Innisfail
  • All Painting Specialists, Cardwell

Procurement of local supplies have been provided by:

  • Bonassi, Cardwell (quarry materials)
  • Shamrock, Tully (quarry materials)
  • Holcim, Tully (concrete)
  • OzPoly, Innisfail (temp irrigation tanks)
  • Wide Span Sheds, Innisfail (temp shelter)
  • Mitre 10, Cardwell

Throughout the project which commenced in August 2023, 105 people have been employed to work across 24,200 cumulative hours.

Construction is due for completion in August 2024 (subject to delays).

The Port Hinchinbrook STP and Normalisation project is funded by the Australian Government, Queensland Government and the Cassowary Coast Regional Council.

For further information about Port Hinchinbrook (Cardwell) Sewerage Treatment Plant & Normalisation please see Council’s Your Say page at  

For further information contact Council at 1300 763 903 or email

Construction of Port Hinchinbrook Sewerage Treatment Plant Injects $2.6M to Local Economy

Photo: Construction of Port Hinchinbrook Sewerage Treatment Plant has surpassed 70% completion