Project

Cairns Water Security Stage 1

PROJECT STATUS
Awarded
Cairns Water Security Stage 1

Cairns Regional Council is developing a new drinking water supply. 

The project comprises the construction of a water intake at Mulgrave River, a water treatment plant and reservoirs, and associated residential pipe network.

Key Dates

Dec 2023 Contract Award
Jun 2024 Expected Construction Commencement
2026 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
Queensland Government

The Cairns Regional Council has secured $215 million in contributions from the Queensland and Federal Government. 

The Federal Government is providing funding through the National Water Grid Fund.

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Cairns Regional Council
Successful Tenderer: John Holland
Related contracts:
Design Partner
Successful Tenderer - GHD Group

PROJECT HISTORY

Dec 2023 The Council awarded the design and construct contract for the project to John Holland Queensland following a 12 month procurement process.
May 2024 GHD was selected to be the design partner for the project.
Estimated Total Cost
(2023)
Sector
Water & Sewerage
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
Queensland |
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