Suburban sewer upgrade to support up to 20 jobs

Date published: 29 March 2019

Townsville City Council has awarded the tender for the Townsville Hospital Diversion Sewer Pressure Main.

Local business GNM Group has been awarded the tender to construct nearly 1.2km of sewer pipelines along Angus Smith Drive.

Water and Waste Committee Chair Cr Russ Cook said this project is crucial for improving the sewage system around Townsville.

“Council has created an extensive strategy to improve the sewer system that services a number of suburbs and this area was identified as needing a major upgrade,” Cr Cook said.

“We are expecting construction of the diversion main to be complete around August this year.”

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said it’s great to see another local business working on a major project that will benefit the city well into the future.

“Council has committed to ensuring our local businesses get the best chance to be involved and investing in our local industries.

“The construction of this new sewer main will support up to 20 jobs and will ensure our sewer system can cater for our growing population.”

Local Councillor Verena Coombe said Council is investing in infrastructure to help alleviate historic issues around the city.

“We know that certain areas are more susceptible to issues during wet weather and we are working to identify and fix these problems,” Cr Coombe said.

“Council will continue to communicate with the community throughout the construction of the sewer main, particularly around the need for any traffic management or road closures that may need to be put in place.”