Works for the Curlewis Pipeline Project, which proposes to connect Gunnedah’s town water supply to Curlewis, has gone to tender. The $5.9 million project will improve water quality, storage capacity and security for the village.
This major project will involve the installation of a 15.8 kilometre pipeline from Wandobah Road, via Blackjack Forest Road, Booloocooroo and Preston roads to Curlewis, the construction of two 500 kilolitre storage reservoirs and a disinfection dosing station.
“Council has consulted with Curlewis residents over a long period of time, with a key piece of feedback being concern with water quality in the village. The pipeline was Council’s preferred option and would allow us to deliver a solution that will greatly improve Curlewis’ water and cater for a future increase in population growth,” Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said.
“The project will create social and economic benefits for Curlewis and help to attract families to the village, which will create a flow-on effect for local businesses and the school. Curlewis is a high potential residential, industrial and economic growth area, with affordability and access to services attractive to investors and people looking to reside in the Gunnedah Shire.”
Gunnedah Shire Council was successful in obtaining $2.6 million in funding from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. Council is also seeking funding under the NSW Safe and Secure Water Program for the project.
The project is expected to commence in late January 2018 and construction is projected to take 12 to 18 months.
Tender documents can be obtained by registering on the e-tendering portal at www.tenderlink.com/gunnedah. The closing date for submissions is 5:00pm on 24 November 2017.
Submissions are also currently open to design, develop and construct a four megalitre water supply storage reservoir at Apex Road, Gunnedah. Tenders for this project close at 5:00pm on 17 November 2017.
For more information contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s Customer Service Team on (02) 6740 2100.
Media Contact: Ashley Gardner 6740 2100.