Cungulla set for water tank upgrade

Date published: 17 October 2018

Townsville City Council is upgrading the water tank at Cungulla to improve water security for the township and create 10 jobs for locals.

The $780,000 project will replace the existing tank, upgrade pipes and install new support stands.

Townsville Deputy Mayor Cr Les Walker said the upgrade will create 10 jobs and provide Cungulla with drinking water and enough pressure for fighting fires if required.

“The new tank will hold 120kL of clean drinking water for Cungulla which can also be used to supply water for firefighting purposes,” Cr Walker said.

“This will provide Cungulla residents with quality drinking water and ensure long term water security for the community.

“We are also replacing existing support frames, handrails, ladders and safety cages to keep up with future safety standards.”

Cr Walker said the upgrade was part of Council’s record infrastructure spend for the 2018-19 financial year.

“This is another example of how Council’s record infrastructure spend of $433 million is proving much needed infrastructure upgrades throughout our city,” Cr Walker said.

“Investing in these projects also help boost the economy and create jobs for locals.”

Work will start on the tank from early November and is expected to be complete before the end of December.