Construction of Wulguru main gets underway

Construction on the third stage of the Southern Suburbs Rising Main has officially started today.

The $10.4 million investment by Townsville City Council will see a gravity sewer and rising main installed in Wulguru. A separate tender to concurrently build a new pump station in the suburb will be awarded soon.

Mayor Jenny Hill said the project would relieve current pressure on the wastewater network in Wulguru and surrounding suburbs and allow for future growth in the area.

“The new wastewater pump station in Wulguru, gravity main and pressure main will significantly reduce the pressure experienced by the wastewater system during the wet season and cater for the population growth of the southern parts of the city,” Cr Hill said.

“Improving the capacity of our wastewater system in our southern suburbs has been a priority for Council in recent years.

“Stage two of this project was completed 2020 and it’s great that work is now underway on the third and final stage of this project.

“The three stages of the Southern Suburbs Rising Main project represent a $54 million investment by Council.”

The Queensland Government contributed $5 million to stage 2 of the project.

Cr Hill said construction of stage 3 would be completed by the end of 2022, weather and conditions permitting, with the project expected to support 30 direct and indirect jobs.

The project is being undertaken by Newlands Civil Construction.

Visit the Southern Suburbs Rising Main project page

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