CBD Utilities Upgrade

Project snapshot

The water supply network in parts of the Townsville CBD is over 60 years old and needs to be upgraded. With the increasing development of multi-storey residential and commercial properties in the CBD, Council is working to upgrade the water supply network to maintain water pressure to the increased number of buildings.

August 2017 Project Update

Project areas

CBD works

BMD are the Construction Management contractor.

Works planned in the CBD in the first half of 2017 are:

  • Stanley Street - sewer and stormwater installations
  • Footpaths - upgrades to footpaths on Walker, Stokes and Stanley Street
  • Flinders Street West - water reticulation, stormwater upgrades, new kerb installation, road resurfacing (Fletcher to Jones Street)
  • Walker Street - water reticulation (Stanley to Blackwood Street)
  • Bus stop relocation, Stanley Street - temporary relocation of bus stop on Stanley street to between Flinders and Ogden Street.

Echlin Street works

Blast activities are complete. Mendi Constructions undertook the work and have managed a blasting program throughout 2016 to remove approximately 340,000 tonnes of rock from the site.

Additional works have included extensive stabilisation of exposed rock faces. Council will store the excavated rock at various locations for reuse in future projects.

View the Echlin Street controlled blast


Stakeholder engagement discussions and information sharing is ongoing through out the work program with utility and transport infrastructure providers, business, residents, body corporates, regulatory agencies and internal Council service providers

Project Work Region Maps

Indicative maps showing the planned CBD Utility Upgrade works (version 2, updated current March 2016) are listed in the table below.

To find out more information about the CBD Utilities Upgrade contact Mary Balfour MB. 0408 972 536, project email