Ross River Dam to Douglas Water Treatment Plant Pipeline Duplication

Investment $45 million
Jobs 150
Goal 4. A sustainable destination that embraces and participates in the arts, sports and events and recreational activities.
Strategic Purpose A water security initiative duplicating the existing pipeline connecting Ross River Dam and the Douglas Water Treatment Plant, which will increase the resilience of this key asset.
Status Tenders released from 25 September 2021

Townsville City Council is investing $45 million to duplicate the Ross River Dam to Douglas Water Treatment Plant (WTP) pipeline.

This key water infrastructure asset is essential in Townsville’s water supply, providing approximately 85% of the city’s water. The existing pipeline runs adjacent to Riverway Drive and crosses Ross River just prior to the treatment plant. It experienced an unexpected failure in December resulting in a temporary disruption to water supply.

The Ross River Dam to Douglas WTP Pipeline Duplication project will increase the resilience of this key asset, further enhancing Townsville’s water security now and into the future.

The duplicate pipeline will cross Ross River closer to the dam and run parallel to the river through the Department of Defence’s Mount Stuart Training Area before connecting to the Douglas Water Treatment Plant.

This project is part of Council’s $177 million investment in water infrastructure and services in 2021/22, continuing our strong focus on water security and ensuring Townsville’s water supply for decades to come to support future development of the city.

Online Industry Briefing

Townsville City Council will host an online briefing for contractors, suppliers and consultants on the upcoming duplication of the 9km, 1220mm diameter concrete pipeline between the Ross River Dam and the Douglas Water Treatment plant.

A Zoom-based industry briefing will be held on Wednesday 15 September 2021, 9am - 10am.

Registrations have now closed.

The first of several tender packages for businesses to participate in the Ross River Dam to Douglas Water Treatment Plant Pipeline Duplication project will be issued and accessible on Vendorpanel via the Tenders page on 25 September 2021.