Installation of Kirwan rising main extension to enhance capacity

Date published: 10 December 2021

Work has started to install around 2km of new wastewater pipe in Kirwan, enhancing the capacity of the wastewater network in the area.

Townsville City Council has engaged local company, GNM Group, to undertake the $2.5 million project, which is expected to support around 12 jobs. Construction is forecast to be completed by the middle of 2022, weather and conditions pending.

Townsville Water and Waste Committee chairperson Russ Cook said Council was committed to delivering quality water infrastructure and services to the Townsville community.

“Improving the capacity of our wastewater system across Townsville is a key priority for Council and I’m pleased to see work begin on this latest project,” Cr Cook said.

“The $2.5 million project will connect a new pump station that has recently been built in Kirwan to the rest of the wastewater network, enhancing the capacity of our network and allowing our suburbs to continue to grow.

“In the 2021/22 Budget, Council dedicated $177 million towards maintaining, upgrading, and delivering water infrastructure and services to the community.

“There may be some temporary impacts, such as road closures, to the community during constructions. We thank the community for their patience and understanding while we construct this important infrastructure.”

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