More pipeline work for NQ Excavations
The project will extend the pipeline a further 330m under the Haughton River, preparing for the construction of Stage 2.
Townsville City Council said the funding for the extension to Stage 1 would come from the State Government’s $225 million commitment for the council’s three-point water security solution.
Delivery of the full water pipeline will take a further three years, with work on Stage 1 on track to be fully complete in March.
Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said the Federal Government’s funding announcement for Stage 2 was a great result for the city Townsville and it was exciting to see that Stage 1 would be finished on time, allowing work to begin on the next section.
“To date there have been more than 1000 workers involved in delivering Stage 1 of the pipeline and this number is set to grow with more work beginning on the pipeline,” she said.
“This is a great example of all three levels of Government working together to secure our water supply for decades to come while supporting jobs for locals.”