Work on the next section of Townsville’s Haughton water pipeline is set to begin within weeks, with the tender awarded to local company 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.”