GHD consults on Townsville utilities upgrade

Wednesday, 06 August, 2014

Townsville City Council is upgrading its utilities infrastructure in the CBD. The project involves upgrading approximately 12 km of water and sewerage underground pipework and construction of a new reservoir, as well as stormwater drainage and footpaths.

The council has appointed engineering, architecture, environmental and construction company GHD as a design consultant for the upgrade.  GHD North Queensland Manager Jose Foruria explained that the company has a long history of delivering water infrastructure design projects in the region.

“GHD has been in Townsville since 1972 and our water services team for this project is comprised largely of long-term local residents,” said Foruria. ‘Our knowledge of the area and the water and sewerage infrastructure will be invaluable as the project progresses.

“Constructability, and minimising the impact on the local residents and businesses, will be key factors in this project. We will be working closely with council to determine the most practical way of delivering the works.

“Our team recognises the complexity of this project. We will be adopting an approach that is flexible, adaptable, insightful, robust and responsive in order to deliver a balanced project outcome for Townsville.

“We are pleased to be working alongside council on this project and look forward to helping to deliver an improved water and sewerage network for the Townsville community.”

The $43 million project will be undertaken over four years.

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