Huge interest in Council’s next pipeline Industry Information Session

Date published: 3 May 2018

There has been a huge level of interest in Townsville City Council’s water pipeline Industry Information Session, with about 100 RSVPs.

The high number of attendees has forced Council to slightly alter its plan for tomorrow’s event, with the Information Session now being held in the Walker St Forecourt instead of the Mayoral Reception Room.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said there was huge interest from local firms about how to secure work on the 36.5km pipeline project.

“About 100 people have confirmed they are attending the Industry Information Session and I wouldn’t be surprised if even more turn up on the day,” Cr Hill said.

“This is one of the biggest infrastructure projects happening in Townsville and it will create a huge number of jobs.

“We want every local business to have the best opportunity to secure a slice of work on the pipeline project.”

The Information Session will bring together local contractors, subcontractors and suppliers to provide details on the project and how local firms can secure work on the pipeline.

Cr Hill said the next round of tenders would be for civil works on the pipeline, after Council recently awarded the pipe manufacturing contract to Iplex.

“This project will require all different skills and services so it’s important for any small to medium sized business to understand how they can become involved,” Cr Hill said.

“There’s plenty of work available on the pipeline and we want to create as many jobs as possible for locals.”

Cr Hill said the pipeline was a key plank of Council’s 3-point water security solution.

“Council is committed to completing the pipeline by the end of next year,” Cr Hill said.

“The pipeline will provide long-term water security for Townsville along and allow our city’s population and economy to continue growing into the future.”

Council’s $225 million three-point water security solution includes:

  • The new 1.8-metre diameter pipeline
  • A recycled water system for community spaces and industrial use
  • The Community Water Transition Support Package

The Information Session will be held at the Council Forecourt at 103 Walker St. Please arrive by 8.45am for a 9am start. The event is expected to conclude about 11am.