Council to deliver another key suburban infrastructure project

Date published: 22 May 2018

Townsville City Council will deliver another important suburban infrastructure upgrade, with the contract to build a new sewerage pump station in Cranbrook awarded to NQ Excavations.

The project will create up to 20 direct and indirect jobs and includes installing a new sewerage pump, sewerage rising main and gravity sewer.

Townsville Water and Waste Committee chairman Cr Paul Jacob said the $1.5 million sewerage station upgrade will improve capacity of the sewerage network in the Cranbrook area and prevent overflow occurring during heavy rain events.

“Providing high-quality infrastructure throughout our suburbs is a key priority for Council,” Cr Jacob said.

“This pump station will be built to the highest standards and is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible.”

The pump station will be installed at McConachy Park, after an extensive community consultation was undertaken.

Cr Jacob said the chosen site was the best option out of five areas examined.

“We have spoken with residents in the area and we have selected a site after reviewing all other potential locations,” Cr Jacob said.

“The final site location of this project was chosen as it is located near existing services, significantly more cost effective and accessible for Council and contractors to compete this important project.

“Council is committed to ensuring water and waste water infrastructure throughout the city is of the highest standard.”