SunWater says it is investigating local procurement opportunities and preparing initial expression of interest (EOI) and tender documents for the $352 million Rookwood Weir project, 60km south-west of Rockhampton in Central Queensland.
Jointly funded by the Queensland and Federal governments, the development will deliver about 76,000 megalitres of water per annum for irrigators, industry and urban supply across the Capricornia region.
Pending the finalisation of partnership arrangements between the State and Federal governments, SunWater expects to deliver two work packages:
- Gogango intersection upgrade
- Rookwood Weir construction and associated works (main works package).
A spokeswoman said SunWater expected to go to market with a tender for the Gogango intersection upgrade in early 2019.
This work will prepare the local road network for the construction traffic required for the main works and is expected to be complete by late 2019, weather permitting.
The package will include:
- Relocating the existing Gogango intersection approximately 200m west from its current location
- Widening the pavement to provide a new intersection layout with sheltered turning lanes and auxiliary lanes
- Upgrading the local road network through Gogango.
SunWater expects an EOI for the main package of works – which includes the construction of Rookwood Weir – to be released in the first quarter of 2019, with contract award and site establishment expected in late 2019.
Contractors can register for updates by calling the SunWater Customer Service team on 13 15 89 or sending an email to email@example.com
SunWater is planning to hold a Contractor Forum in January 2019. Details will available on the Sunwater website in the coming weeks.
Rookwood Weir project director Mitch Carr, provided an update on the Rookwood Weir project to the Capricorn Enterprise Forum on November 8. A copy of the presentation from the forum, will be available on the Capricorn Enterprise website shortly.