Tenders called for next stage of water pipeline project
Mayor Jenny Hill said the 3.8km section of pipe would connect with work currently underway to extend the pipeline from the Haughton River.
“The Federal Government’s commitment to fund stage 2 means council has been able to get a head start on works to connect the two stages,” she said.
“In February NQ Excavations was awarded one tender for construction of the Haughton River Crossing. This work commenced last week.
“Council has now also issued a call for tenders for the construction of a further 3.8km section of pipeline which completes the connection to stage 2.”
The extension to stage one of the Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project is being funded by the Queensland Government.
Townsville Council Water and Waste Committee Chair Russ Cook said work associated with the latest tender should be complete by the end of the year.
“Council has specifically broken the package of works down into smaller parcels of work to give local businesses the opportunity to tender for it,” Cr Cook said.
“This approach was successful for stage one and our local businesses have shown that they are very capable of working on a project of this size.
“The tender for this latest section is open from Saturday (May 9) and works are expected to be completed by the end of the year.”