We will be constructing a new 2 million litre concrete storage tank, 2 new booster pump stations and 2.2 km of new water supply pipeline in the Shire of Dalwallinu. The infrastructure will provide security of supply and cater for future growth and development in the Shire, along with delivering a more consistent water pressure for customers in the area.
When will this be happening?
Work will be starting in mid-February 2018 and completion is estimated by the end of November 2018. At this stage, work is expected to take place from 6.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Increase capacity of town's water storage.
Increase security of supply.
Cater for future growth and development in the town.
Provide consistent pressure for customers.
Progress of work and current impacts
From mid-February to the end of March 2018, the following activities will take place:
The contractor will set up their main construction base next to the Woodthorpe School in Dalwallinu, at Lot 373 Strickland Drive. This site will house the trucks and excavators required for the project. Portable buildings will also be set up at this location.
Surveying and service location: Surveyors will work with service locators, who will mark out the pipeline route and pothole the existing underground services in the path of this work.
Clearing: Habitat trees will be marked to be avoided and clearing will take place at the tank site, proposed Pithara pump station site and along the pipe routes.
Following this work, the construction crew will start the earthworks for the tank site and then the earthworks at the Pithara Treatment Plant site.
This will coincide with the new pipework being constructed from Great Northern Highway, along Watheroo Road (within the road reserves), back to the tank site on Strickland Drive.
Will this work impact me?
Local residents in these areas should expect medium-level noise from trucks, a small excavator laying pipework, clearing of trees and chainsaws. We also request that road verges be kept clear over this period.
Traffic management will be in place and road users will be asked to keep to the reduced speed limit, which will be indicated through signage in these areas.
Residents near this work will receive regular updates.