Stage 1 of the Haughton Pipeline Duplication project is 85 per cent done and on track for completion by March, Townsville City Council says.
Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said she was impressed by the progress being made by the contractors working on the water project, with about 29km of the 34km of pipeline laid.
“To date there have been 200 businesses and over 1000 workers that have been involved in construction of the water pipeline either directly or indirectly which is fantastic for our local economy,” she said.
Most recently, contractors on the project finished installing the pipeline underneath the Flinders Highway.
Townsville Water and Waste Committee Chair Cr Russ Cook said the next stage of the project would begin in March next year.
“Stage 1 of the pipeline is almost complete and with the Federal Government’s funding support for stage 2, there is extra work that will need to begin in March,” Cr Cook said.
“While we’re still waiting for the full details of the funding for stage 2 to be finalised, council can get cracking on connecting the two stages.
“This means even more jobs and investment for our local economy on the most critical piece of infrastructure built in the city for decades.”