Queensland Fluoridation Capital Assistance Program
|Project status||In progress|
|Description||The program provides funding to eligible public potable water suppliersfor costs associated with installation of new fluoride infrastructure.|
|Local government/s||Eligible councils outside South East Queensland|
|Key features||As at 12 March 2012:
|Expected completion||Construction to be completed by 31 December 2012.
Program to be finalised by June 2013.
The Queensland Fluoridation Capital Assistance Program (QFCAP) recognises the additional costs faced by public potable water suppliers through the introduction of fluoride.
The Queensland Government has allocated funding to QFCAP from 1 July 2008 to 1 December 2012, to assist public potable water suppliers in regional Queensland with funding of up to 100 per cent of eligible capital costs for projects that meet the criteria.
The subsidy contributes towards the capital cost of the lowest life cycle cost option for fluoride projects that provide a reasonable level of service.
Public potable water suppliers must ensure dosing plants comply with the Queensland Water Fluoridation Act 2008 and Queensland Water Fluoridation Regulation 2008 and the Queensland Water Fluoridation Code of Practice 2008.
This legislation and code of practice is administered by Queensland Health. For more information, visit Queensland Health's fluoride website.
The funding applies to the installation of new fluoride infrastructure. Upgrades to existing dosing plants are not eligible. Eligible works include:
- construction (plant and equipment)
- initial plant operator training
- chemical storage facilities.
QFCAP is available only to Public Potable Water Suppliers, outside South East Queensland, as defined by the Act and listed in schedule 1 of the Regulation.
Guidelines and forms
The QFCAP guidelines and associated forms can be downloaded below:
- QFCAP guidelines ( 401 KB)
- QFCAP grant funding application form ( 336 KB)
- Subsidy claim form ( 424 KB)
- Acquittal form ( 338 KB)
- QFCAP project closeout report ( 226 KB)