Progress being made on second stage of Haughton pipeline

first_imgProgress being made on second stage of Haughton pipeline Work on the second stage of the Haughton pipeline is progressing with a number of milestones achieved in recent weeks.Mayor Jenny Hill said Council had a team managing the project, which was being funded by the Queensland Government.Cr Hill said Council had also engaged a number of specialist external consultants to undertake front end engineering and design principals addressing pipe alignment, materials and pump station requirements.“Detailed capital and operational costs continue to be validated against independent cost estimates prior to making a recommendation to council,” Cr Hill said.“Private and commercial landowners have been consulted on the options for the pipe alignment and three landowner access agreement have already been agreed.“The project team has also engaged with the traditional custodians of the land along the proposed pipe alignment options and entered into a Cultural Heritage Management Agreement.“After a series of information sessions and tender briefings in Townsville and Ayr during 2020, five local construction contractors have been appointed to participate in an interactive tender process to assist with project design and costings.“Suppliers and manufacturers of long lead materials and equipment have also been engaged to participate in the tender process for pipes, pumps and fittings supplies.”Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said providing funding for water security for the city was essential.“The State Government has invested more than $400 million in stages one and two of the Haughton Pipeline because we know it will set Townsville up for the future,” he said.“I’m excited about the opportunities that are out there for Townsville’s economy moving forward and that’s what this government is focused on.”Cr Hill said stage 1 of the Haughton pipeline project had provided a tremendous boost to the local economy, with around 95 per cent of the construction work delivered by locally-based contractors.“We want to repeat that with stage 2. That’s why council will package the works into smaller parcels of work to give local businesses the opportunity to tender for it,” she said. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, Ayr, council, cultural heritage, Economy, Engineering, future, Government, pipeline, project, QLD, Queensland, security, Townsville, Townsville City Council, Waterlast_img read more