Projects - Suburban Water Security

Council’s 2021/22 Budget includes a $177 million investment in water infrastructure and services, continuing our strong focus on the city’s water security.

As part of this funding, Council is undertaking essential Water Mains work throughout the year.

To view the current Water Mains works underway, visit Works & Road Closures.

Featured projects

Ross River Water Main Upgrade

Investment $5.3 million
Jobs 12 direct jobs
Status Construction commenced 11 August, expected to take 16 weeks to complete (weather and conditions permitting)

Townsville City Council will further enhance suburban water security by upgrading a key pipeline that supplies water to Rasmussen and Condon at a cost of $5.3 million.

Local business CivilPlus Constructions has been awarded the contract to design and install the pipeline, which will be about 360m in length and 900mm in diameter and will connect the Douglas Water Treatment Plant to Condon under the Ross River.

Most of the works will be unseen, with contractors using a massive drilling rig to bore under the Ross River to install the pipeline, which will be fed from our Douglas Water Treatment Plant, just adjacent to the river.

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

Bohle Plains Water Main Duplication

Investment $1 million
Jobs 12 direct jobs
Status In construction, expected to be complete by mid-October (weather and conditions permitting)

Townsville City Council is investing $1 million to install a new underground water main adjacent to the Ring Road to enhance water security for the growing Bohle Plains community.

Work on the project is underway and will include the installation of approximately 1km of pipeline beside the existing water main, located underneath the existing footpath adjacent to the Ring Road - between Dalrymple Road and Poinsettia Street.

This project is part of Council’s commitment to upgrade water mains across Townsville to enhance the water supply for residents and ensure infrastructure will last into the future. Council committed $23.5 million to water main upgrades in last year’s budget, and the 2021/22 budget continues this strong focus with a $177 million investment in water infrastructure and services.

Media Release

31.08.2021 -  New water main to secure water supply to Bohle Plains underway