Queensland Urban Utilities has purchased a depot at Gatton to service the Lockyer Valley region.
Since Queensland Urban Utilities was formed in 2010, service teams and equipment have been located at local council offices and depots in the region while possible sites for a dedicated depot were investigated.
The company spokesperson says that the 9,000 square metre depot at 10 Industrial Road, Gatton, is ideally placed to service the Lockyer Valley region and will lead to faster response times for QUU customers.
It will also bring a team of 20 field staff together in the one location for the first time.
Queensland Urban Utilities Chief Executive Officer Louise Dudley said: “The move to a central location will lead to a faster and more efficient response in the event of an emergency.
“It also allows for greater convenience and efficiency when carrying out planned water and sewerage maintenance in the area.”
The depot includes a shed, parking area for work vehicles and a demountable training facility.
“No longer will staff have to move from depot to depot sourcing equipment as all of it, big and small, will be housed at this brand new site,” Ms Dudley said.
“It is also a great opportunity to invest in the local community and show our commitment to the region.”
Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor Cr. Steve Jones will join the QUU CEO for a ceremonial cutting of the ribbon on Monday, 18 November at 2pm, followed by a barbecue to celebrate the new depot with Queensland Urban Utilities staff.