Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project - Stage Two




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Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project - Stage Two
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

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STATUS: Announced
VALUE: $195M AUD
SECTOR: Water & sewerage
JURISDICTION: QLD, Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Summary

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 One 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 One contracts were awarded in 2018, and construction is expected to be completed in early 2020.

Stage Two 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.

 


 

Key Dates

May 2018: Contracts awarded for Stage One and works commence

May 2020: Tenders called for preparatory works to connect Stages One and Two

June 2020: StageOne works complete

July 2021: Stage Two main works tenders expected to be called

October 2021: Stage Two main works contracts expected to be awarded

December 2023: Stage Two construction completion expected

 


 

Procurement

Related contracts:

November 2020: The detailed design contract for Stage Two was awarded to GHD for $6.1 million.

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 One

July 2018: Mendi was awarded Stage One civil works.

 


 

Funding

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 One of HPDP was fully funded by the Queensland Government.

 


 

History

Apr 2018: Iplex was awarded the supply of the 1.8 metre diameter pipe for Stage One

Jul 2018: Mendi was awarded Stage One civil works.

Nov 2018: Federal government commited $200 million to fund Stage Two.

Mar 2019: Federal government allocated $5 million of the $200 million previously announced, to Stage Two 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 Two.

Apr 2020: Infrastructure Australia completed an assessment of the business case, identifying stage Two 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 One and there was a risk of water bill increases to consumers.

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 Two. Works are expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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 Two.

November 2020: The detailed design contract for Stage Two was awarded to GHD for $6.1 million.



Last reviewed: 06/11/2020

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