The first pipes for Townsville’s new water pipeline have been installed.
Local firm NQ Excavations has started installing the 1.8-metre diameter pipe on one section of the pipeline alignment.
Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill described it as a huge milestone for the
$215 million Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project.
“The first pipes for the pipeline are being carefully installed by local workers near the back of Ross Dam,” Cr Hill said.
“This is a really important milestone for the project and we are on track to have it finished by the end of this year.
“The pipeline is council’s top infrastructure priority to help guarantee our city’s long term water supply.”
Cr Hill said the council deliberately structured the work packages on the pipeline to ensure local firms had the best chance to win work on the project.
“NQ Excavations is a proudly local firm and it’s fantastic their crews are installing the first pipes for the city’s new water pipeline,” Cr Hill said.
“This project will provide long-term water security for our city and nurture our economic recovery.
“The remaining work packages on the pipeline are expected to be announced soon, which will provide another big boost to our economy.”