SDRC awards tender for $6.5M Storm King Dam pipeline
Construction of the new Storm King
Dam raw water pipeline is well underway with a tender being awarded for the
Construction of the new pipeline is
set to begin in early 2019 after Southern Downs Regional Council awarded the
tender to Newlands Civil Construction.
A joint initiative of Southern Downs
Regional Council and the Queensland State Government, the vital project will
renew deteriorated raw water pipeline between Storm King Dam and Mount Marley
Water Treatment Plant.
Councillor for Transport,
Infrastructure and Utilities Marika McNichol said the Storm King Dam pipeline
is a vital project which would deliver a quality water source to the Southern
Downs community into the future.
“We are committed to upgrading and
investing in the region’s ageing infrastructure and delivering quality projects
to the community which continually improve the liveability of the Southern
Downs region,” Cr McNichol said.
“The Storm King Dam pipeline project
is a priority for Council and one that will ensure a continuous water supply
for Stanthorpe and deliver water security to residents into the future.
“This pipeline is crucial
infrastructure needed for the Southern Downs and awarding the tender for the
construction and design of the project is a big leap towards its completion.”
SDRC is funding more than $2.6M of the
project with the Queensland State Government contributing more than $3.9M
through the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP).
Minister for Local Government
Stirling Hinchliffe applauded the Council for moving forward with the project.
“This is exactly the type of
important infrastructure the LGGSP is designed to help our councils deliver for
their communities,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“Cr Dobie and her team are to be
congratulated for taking this next step in ensuring ongoing water supply well
into the future.”
The new 30 centimetre wide, 8.9 kilometre
pipe will replace the current infrastructure which was constructed in 1954.
Construction of the Storm King Dam pipeline
is due to commence in March and expected to be complete by December 2019.
will support more than 25 jobs in the Southern Downs and boost the
manufacturing and construction industries.
For more information on Southern
Downs Regional Council’s latest projects visit sdrc.qld.gov.au or contact 1300
MY SDRC (1300 697 372).