Construction of a new five-megalitre reservoir in Home Hill is set to begin in early 2021 after tenders for the $4.5 million project were awarded this week.
Burdekin Shire Council has contracted North Queensland firm TEi Services for supply and construction of the reservoir, as well as being appointed principal contractor.
QPAMS was awarded the contract for the reservoir protective coating system, Jackson Semler was awarded the contract for the pipework and pits, and Burdekin Airconditioning and Electrical was awarded the contract for electrical and communication works.
Burdekin Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said it was fantastic to see a project of this magnitude set to launch 2021.
“Council is completing preparatory works at the site of the 5ML Home Hill Reservoir, ready for work to commence early in the New Year,” Cr McLaughlin said.
She said the project marked a significant milestone for the Home Hill water supply, increasing storage capacity significantly.
The existing water tower can store roughly 0.39ML from the town’s eight bores, so the construction of a 5ML Reservoir ensures Home Hill has further water security in the event of any emergencies.
The Home Hill 5ML Reservoir is a joint initiative of Burdekin Shire Council and the Queensland Government.