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Utilities

May 01, 2021
Major Tarong overhaul project underway

Major Tarong overhaul project underway

A major overhaul project has kicked off at the Tarong power stations complex, south-east of Kingaroy, involving a workforce of 550. Tarong power stations site manager Wayne Martyn said the Unit 1 shutdown project would run for 50 days and include 14,500 activities. “The overhaul attracts contractors to fill a range of roles including welding… ...

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Dec 13, 2020
Restrictions continue as Townsville reservoirs fill

Restrictions continue as Townsville reservoirs fill

Townsville City Council continues to call on residents and commercial water users to limit water use to emergency use only. Council staff and contractors have worked through the night to undertake further works to restore the pipeline to the Douglas Water Treatment Plant. Pumping at the treatment plant overnight and during today (Sunday 13 December)… ...

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Dec 12, 2020
Urgent repairs on key  Townsville water line

Urgent repairs on key Townsville water line

Townsville City Council is working to repair a ruptured 1.3m diameter pipe which supplies the Douglas Water Treatment Plant, the city’s primary water treatment facility. Major water restrictions are in force today (Saturday, December 12) for Townsville and Magnetic Island residents and business owners as a result of the fault. Council alerts urge people to… ...

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Oct 13, 2020
Industry briefing on next stage of Haughton pipeline

Industry briefing on next stage of Haughton pipeline

Townsville City Council will host industry briefing sessions on the second stage of the Haughton pipeline project on Friday, October 23. Stage 2 will see the existing pipeline extended from the Haughton River to the Burdekin River near Clare and will include about 33km of pipe as well as the construction of a new pump… ...

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Sep 24, 2020
Council looks to fast-track Mount Peter water project

Council looks to fast-track Mount Peter water project

Cairns Regional Council has applied for a $15 million interest-free loan to bring forward construction of water infrastructure to service new lots in the fast-growing Mount Peter area. Construction of a water reservoir for Mount Peter was planned to start in the 2023-24 financial year. But the surge in demand for residential land in the… ...

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Sep 14, 2020
Livingstone Shire officially home to state’s top drop

Livingstone Shire officially home to state’s top drop

Livingstone Shire Council can lay claim to producing the State’s top drop after taking honours at the 2020 Sigura Best of the Best Queensland Water Taste Test. The winning water was sourced from a pristine dunal water system at Waterpark Creek and treated at Woodbury Water Treatment Plant, the council said. It went head to… ...

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Sep 10, 2020
Powerful tool for workplace safety

Powerful tool for workplace safety

The man behind the ‘Look Up and Live’ app is using Electrical Safety Week to remind machinery operators of the dangers of overhead lines. Ergon principal community safety specialist Glen ‘Cookie’ Cook was named Health and Safety Professional of the Year at the 2020 Australian Workplace Health and Safety Awards in recognition of his passionate… ...

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Aug 14, 2020
Briefings on Haughton Pipeline opportunities

Briefings on Haughton Pipeline opportunities

Opportunities unveiled for Haughton Pipeline Stage 2 ...

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Jul 29, 2020
Women in technology take centre stage

Women in technology take centre stage

There’s been a good response to the call for nominations to the 2020 Queensland Women in Technology (WiT) Awards despite the disruptions of COVID-19.  For the first time, a regional award has been introduced to recognise and encourage women who are using science and technology to advance regional industries and communities.  The WiT Awards have… ...

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