Townsville engineering, planning, and environmental consultants, suppliers and contractors are being encouraged to attend industry briefings on the second stage of the Haughton pipeline project next Friday (August 21).
A general industry briefing for interested suppliers and contractors will be held from 12-1pm, while a more detailed briefing for prospective principal consultants for the design, planning, environmental, and engineering services will be held from 1.45-2.45pm.
Both events will be held at Townsville Stadium in Annandale. Those interested in attending should register on the Townsville City Council website or by calling 134 810.
Mayor Jenny Hill encouraged local businesses interested in working on the project to attend and learn about the scope of the project and how they could tender for work.
“Now the funding for the second stage of the pipeline has been locked in, Townsville City Council is pushing ahead with planning so it can start construction as soon as possible,” Cr Hill said.
“Some 95 per cent of the construction work on stage 1 of the pipeline was delivered by locally-based contractors, which delivered a tremendous boost to the local economy.
“We want to see this level of local involvement continue with the $195 million second stage.
“As we did with stage 1, Council will package the works for stage 2 into smaller parcels of work to give local businesses the opportunity to tender for it.”
Stage 2 of the Haughton Pipeline project will see the existing pipeline extended from the Haughton River to the Burdekin River near Clare and will include around 33km of pipe as well as the construction of a new pump station and high voltage power supply infrastructure.