Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project - Stage 2
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The Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project (HPDP) will link the Burdekin Haughton Water Supply Scheme to the Ross River Dam. The alignment of the new pipe will generally follow the existing pipeline’s route. Townsville City Council is managing the project.
Stage 1 of HPDP comprises duplicating 36.5 kilometres of pipe between Ross River Dam and the Haughton Channel along with ancillary upgrades such as upgrades to pump stations. Stage 1 contracts were awarded in 2018, and construction is expected to be completed in early 2020.
Stage 2 will extend the duplication from Haughton Channel to the Burdekin River, involving construction around 33 kilometres of pipe, a new pump station and high voltage power supply infrastructure.
May 2018: Contracts awarded for Stage 1 and works commence
May 2020: Tenders called for preparatory works to connect Stages 1 and 2
June 2020: Stage 1 works complete
July 2021: Stage 2 main works tenders expected to be called
October 2021: Stage 2 main works contracts expected to be awarded
December 2023: Stage 2 construction completion expected
May 2020: On 11 May 2020, Townsville City Council issued a call for tenders to construct a 3.8 kilometre section of pipeline to link Ross River Dam with the Burdekin River at Clare, which will complete the connection to works on stage 2. Works are expected to be completed by the end of the year.
March 2019: The Federal Government selected Jacobs to deliver the $5 million business case.
April 2018: Iplex was awarded the supply of the 1.8 metre diameter pipe for Stage 1
July 2018: Mendi was awarded Stage 1 civil works.
Queensland Government: $195 million
In August 2020, Queensland Government announced that the State intends to fully fund the project as an agreement could not be reached with the Federal Government on terms of funding provision.
$215 million Stage 1 of HPDP was fully funded by the Queensland Government.
Apr 2018: Iplex was awarded the supply of the 1.8 metre diameter pipe for Stage 1
Jul 2018: Mendi was awarded Stage 1 civil works.
Nov 2018: Federal government commited $200 million to fund Stage 2.
Mar 2019: Federal government allocated $5 million of the $200 million previously announced, to Stage 2 business case. Jacobs was awarded the contract to deliver the business case.
Jul 2019: Federal government renewed its commitment of providing $195 million in construction funding for Stage 2.
Apr 2020: Infrastructure Australia completed an assessment of the business case, identifying stage 2 of the project will not be included on the Infrastructure Prioirty List at that time. The independent assessment identified Townsville's water supply issues would be addressed by stage 1 and there was a risk of water bill increases to consumers.
Aug 2020: Queensland Government announced that it intends to fully fund the project as an agreement could not be reached with the Federal Government on terms of funding provision.
Aug 2020: Townsville City Council held an industry briefing to inform suppliers, contractors and prospective consultants regarding main works for Stage 2.
Last reviewed: 02/09/2020