- Council: Townsville City Council
- Fund: Regional Capital Fund
- Category: Water/Sewerage/Waste Infrastructure
- Round: 2
Townsville’s southern suburbs will gain a new sewerage main to alleviate increasing pressure on the network and allow for residential growth.
The project will construct an 11.15km rising main pipeline through the suburbs of Annandale and Idalia to the Cleveland Bay Sewerage Treatment Plant, ensuring its operation for the next 30 years and servicing several major economic and employment hubs—the Lavarack Barracks, Townsville Hospital and James Cook University. The project will also support future population growth in the southern and western suburbs of Townsville, catering for 20,000 new residents.
The design includes:
- a 710mm diameter pipeline installed through Annandale, Murray and Idalia
- a 900mm diameter pipeline that will link to an existing sewer main in Oonoonba—this pipeline will continue to the Cleveland Bay Sewerage Treatment Plant.
At present the network becomes vulnerable in the wet season and numerous overflows have occurred. The new infrastructure work will reduce the frequency of sewer overflows into open drains, parks and the Ross River.
Total project cost
* Average number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs supported by project construction (based on Queensland Treasury's Guidelines for estimating FTE jobs directly supported by the capital work program).
Disclaimer: Information on this page may change over the life of the project.