Townsville City Council will host industry briefing sessions on the second stage of the Haughton pipeline project on Friday, October 23.
Stage 2 will see the existing pipeline extended from the Haughton River to the Burdekin River near Clare and will include about 33km of pipe as well as the construction of a new pump station and high voltage power supply infrastructure.
Tender documentation will be available on TCC Tenderlink from this Thursday, October 15.
Mayor Jenny Hill encouraged local businesses interested in working on the project to attend the briefings and learn about the scope of the project and how they could tender for work.
“With funding from the State Government 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.”
The four briefings will cover:
- 9-9.30am – general project information
- 10-10.45am – pipe and pump supply
- 11.15am-12pm – construction and installation services
- 12.30-1.15pm – contract administration services
The briefings will be held at Townsville Stadium, Murray Lyons Drive, in Annandale and will be live-streamed online for those unable to attend in person.
Those interested in attending should register on the Townsville City Council website or by calling 134 810.