Pipeline Construction and Installation EOIs to open this Weekend

Date published: 18 May 2018

Townsville City Council will reach another key milestone in the pipeline project, with Expressions of Interest for installation and construction work to open over the weekend.

Companies short-listed through the Expressions of Interest process will be invited to tender to work on installing the 36.5km of 1.8m diameter pipe to be used in the pipeline.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said the installation and construction work packages would create a huge amount of jobs for locals.

“Digging trenches to install 36.5km of pipe is a massive job and it will require a lot of people working on site to complete,” Cr Hill said.

“This is the most important infrastructure project for Townsville City Council and we’re committed to creating as many local jobs as possible.

“We want local businesses to have the best opportunity possible to win a share of the work on the pipeline project.

“Council has tailored the work packages on the pipeline project to ensure that local small to medium sized businesses are able to secure work on the pipeline.”

The pipeline is a key plank of Council’s 3-point $225 million water security solution.

Cr Hill said the new pipeline was a crucial project to deliver long-term water security for Townsville.

“Our city has been through a once-in-a-generation drought, and despite the recent rain, we know how important this pipeline is for the future of Townsville,” Cr Hill said.

“That’s why we remain totally committed to building the pipeline by the end of next year.”

Council’s 3-point $225 million 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