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Works to commence on $5M Warwick Industrial Estate water recycling project

15 April 2020

Works on the new $5 million pipeline that will supply Warwick Industrial Estate businesses with access to recycled water will start at the end of this week between Canning Road and Enterprise Road.

Southern Downs Regional Council has engaged Newlands Group to undertake the Recycled Water for Warwick Industry project which includes a new 5km pipeline, pump station and a reservoir.

The project is set to increase the storage capacity of the recycled water network by two megalitres (2 million litres) and deliver a range of economic and environmental benefits to the region.

Southern Downs Regional Council CEO David Keenan said the project provided vital infrastructure that would increase water security in the region and boost the local economy.

“Council is serious about funding and supporting progressive solutions that build the region’s resilience to drought and conserve precious water supplies for the community,” Mr Keenan said.

“The new pipeline will provide an alternative water source for businesses in the Warwick Industrial Estate which will free up potable water for our residents.”

Council estimates the project will generate 19 jobs during construction and one ongoing job for maintenance and operation.

Residents and business owners in the construction area may experience some noise and dust as well as minor traffic disruptions. Council and Newlands will monitor and limit disruptions where possible.

The project will require installation of safety fencing for pedestrians and vehicles, excavation and trenching, pipeline installation and pavement resurfacing. Refer to the map at the end of this release for the pipeline installation route.

Works will be undertaken between 6:30am and 6:00pm Monday to Saturday and are expected to be completed in July 2020, weather permitting.

Council and Newlands Group appreciate the community’s patience and cooperation during construction and ask that motorists and pedestrians abide by the temporary traffic controls and speed restrictions. 

The Queensland Government will contribute over $2.48 million towards the project through its Building our Region’s program with Southern Downs Regional Council funding the remaining project cost.

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