Works at the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct (LEIP) are set to continue, with Townsville City Council awarding the pipe supply tender to Iplex Pipelines Australia Pty Ltd.
Infrastructure Services Committee Chairperson Kurt Rehbein said Council awarded the tender for the supply of approximately 16.25km of raw water pipeline as part of upcoming enabling infrastructure works.
“Iplex Pipelines Australia demonstrated the best value for money proposition for the project and has experience in delivering large diameter pipe, with a proven track record locally for their work on the Haughton Pipeline Duplication project,” Cr Rehbein said.
A second tender has also been released for the raw water pipeline install in preparation for works to start mid-2023.
“The raw water pipeline project is part of enabling infrastructure works at the Lansdown site,” Cr Rehbein said.
The raw water pipeline connects to the existing 900mm Ross River pipeline at a point near the junction of Haberecht Road, Mountview Drive and Major Creek Road, Majors Creek and finishes in the Lansdown precinct.
Construction of the raw water pipeline to the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct will allow early proponents access to raw water by December 2024.
“These works compliment the Albanese Governments’ recent commitment to a hydrogen hub for North Queensland and supports Council’s vision to position Townsville as a leader in advanced manufacturing and as a hydrogen and renewable energy hub, creating significant jobs for the region,” Cr Rehbein said.
“Each tender and milestone for the Lansdown project is significant toward our goal of growing Townsville and bringing us one step closer to becoming Northern Australia’s foremost eco-industrial precinct for advanced manufacturing, processing, technology and emerging industries.”
The Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government in association with Townsville City Council.