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Mar 12, 2021
New reservoir on the way for Ravenshoe

New reservoir on the way for Ravenshoe

Tablelands Regional Council has awarded two key tenders for major water infrastructure improvements in the Ravenshoe area. Councillor Annette Haydon said work on a new reservoir and associated infrastructure was set to start within the next few weeks and should be complete by the end of the year. Tenders were awarded to King Concreting Queensland… ...

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Mar 11, 2021
Funding boost to lift Rookwood Weir

Funding boost to lift Rookwood Weir

The State and Federal governments have each committed another $7.5 million to raise the crest height of Rookwood Weir in Central Queensland by 700mm. The move would unlock 10,000 additional megalitres of water, increasing the yield to 86,000 megalitres for water users and taking total project cost to $367 million. Queensland Water Minister Glenn Butcher… ...

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Feb 04, 2021
Early works on horizon as  Urannah plan advances

Early works on horizon as Urannah plan advances

A raft of civil works such as bridge and road upgrades is due to kick off within months as Bowen River Utilities progresses its $2.9 billion Urannah project. BRU communications manager Karly Abbott said there was a range of work that must be completed in and around the site to deliver the ‘nation-building’ project. Enabling… ...

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Jan 11, 2021
Clean TeQ to manage $2m water plant upgrade

Clean TeQ to manage $2m water plant upgrade

Clean TeQ has won a contract valued at more than $2 million to upgrade a bore water treatment plant at Koumala, near Mackay. Clean TeQ will design, supply, and install an ion exchange treatment plant plus a package gas chlorination system to remove hardness and lower the salinity of an existing bore water supply. The… ...

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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 27, 2020
Briefing on Rookwood Weir work opportunities

Briefing on Rookwood Weir work opportunities

An industry briefing next month on the $352 million Rookwood Weir Project in Central Queensland promises the chance for businesses to learn about opportunities available over the project’s lifetime. Sunwater says construction partners ACCIONA and McCosker Contracting are committed to sourcing products and services within Central Queensland to support the delivery of the project. Potential… ...

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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 26, 2020
Dam debate as State election looms

Dam debate as State election looms

The Hughenden Irrigation Project is at the centre of a political row, with Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter demanding that the State just “sign the dam project off.” The Federal Government has already approved funding for a detailed business case to develop the potential $500 million Hughenden water project. The Hughenden Irrigation Project Corporation… ...

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