Caloundra’s water delivery safe for the future
  • Wednesday 26 August 2009

A Sunshine Coast Council $3M water infrastructure project that will ensure reliable water delivery to the Caloundra area for the future will enter its final stage this Thursday (27 August)

Division 1 Councillor, Anna Grosskreutz, and Major Projects Portfolio holder, Councillor Debbie Blumel, will both be on site for the final cut-in of this project, which is the last connection into the existing main.

“The Caloundra trunk main project involved laying more than four kilometres of cement-lined ductile iron water main and relocating a length of existing pipeline so that the Department of Main Roads could construct the bridge for Meridan Way to cross the multi-modal transport corridor,” Cr Grosskreutz said.

“The project was a follow-on from the duplication of the water delivery main from Landers Shute water treatment plant to the ring tank at Rainforest Drive, Meridan Plains, and the commissioning of a water treatment plant at Ewen Maddock Dam - both part of the South East Queensland water grid.”

Cr Blumel said that the project is a good example of council’s ability to deliver major infrastructure projects on time and on budget while also supporting local contractors and suppliers.

“Noosa-based company Suncoast Pipelines was the primary contractor for this project, which was managed by our own Sunshine Coast Water in consultation with the local office of GHD Engineering. Suncoast Pipelines employs 35 people on the Sunshine Coast, so it is great to be able to get major works constructed with local resources,” Cr Blumel said.

“The project is a great success for us both locally and regionally. It has delivered the infrastructure we need while supporting local industry. It has also facilitated a further link to the South East Queensland water grid.”