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Nov 03, 2020

Design tender for stage 2 of water pipeline awarded

Design tender for stage 2 of water pipeline awarded

The detailed design of the second stage of Townsville’s multi-million dollar Haughton pipeline is underway.

The tender was awarded to GHD for $6.1 million and will include technical support throughout the project advising on the manufacturing and supply of materials.

It’s come about with continued funding from the State Government, said Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill. 

“GHD has been awarded the contract due to the value for money their tender represented and their demonstrated capability to deliver such a major project,” Cr Hill said.

“Council intends to break the delivery of stage 2 of the pipeline into small, manageable work packages to ensure that local contractors have an opportunity to share the work during the construction phase.”

The work to connect stage 1 of the pipeline to stage 2 was ongoing said Townsville Water and Waste Committee chairperson Russ Cook. 

“The work to extend stage 1 of the pipeline under the Haughton is ongoing and making good progress and we’re looking to be ready to commence construction of stage 2 late next year,” Cr Cook said. 

“Council has also begun project consultation with the relevant stakeholders to ensure we are able to hit ‘start’ as soon as we possibly can.”

The State Government has committed $195 million to the delivery of stage 2 of the water pipeline. 

It will see the existing pipeline extended from the Haughton River to the Burdekin River near Clare and will include around 33 kilometres of pipe as well as the construction of a new pump station and high voltage power supply infrastructure.

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