Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Stockyard Point township gets much needed water connection
The Stockyard Point township is now better equipped to fight bushfires in their area thanks to the generous donation of $13,223 from the RFBAQ. The Association grant funding to the Stockyard Point RFB to complete this community project is the first of its kind for the township and may be the only township in Queensland to have constructed a water pipeline fitted with 21 fire hydrants pumping from 100,000 litres of tank water.
There were concerns from the township because the urban fire brigade couldn’t access the township due to the difficult terrain and the only access was via the beach. The approval of the Rockhampton Regional Council and the RFBAQ funding allowed the Stockyard Point RFB volunteers and the residents of the township to conduct a week-long working bee and install the much-needed infrastructure enabling them to adequately fight bushfires and protect the houses and the community from the ravages of such fires.
The former RFBAQ Representative for Rockhampton, Graham Luck and Rural Operations’ Rockhampton Area Training Support Officer, Andrew Davis visited the site during the installation process and was pleased to witness community members working together for the benefit of the whole township.