North Ward sewer upgrade pumping out 35 local jobs

Date published: 15 July 2019

Townsville City Council is upgrading a pump station in North Ward – supporting 35 local jobs.

Council identified that the pump station was experiencing overflows due to wastewater capacity issues and engaged local contractors NQ Excavations to undertake the work.

Townsville Water and Waste Chair Committee Cr Russ Cook said the $4.2 million upgrade will help reduce pressure on the sewerage network and cater for future growth in the catchment.

“Council is investing in upgrading the water mains, pumps and pipes across the city to allow us to use water more efficiently,” Cr Cook said.

“The project includes installing a new pump, gravity sewer system and duplication of the rising main to ensure the sewage system is in good working order for decades to come.

“The upgraded pump station will improve flood impact to the immediate catchment area which includes 1300 properties in the North Ward, Strand and Jezzine Barracks precinct.”

Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Mark Molachino said Council is continuing to invest in upgrading infrastructure throughout the city and suburbs as part of the $409.1 million infrastructure spend in the 2019/20 Budget.

“Council is committed to delivering major infrastructure projects throughout the city that create local jobs and build our city’s future,” Cr Molachino said.

“We thank the North Ward community for their patience as works progress through Howitt Street and Isley Street and the project is due to be completed by January next year.”