A new 1.2km pipeline worth $1.6 million is being installed in the central business district of the town of Beenleigh (QLD) to improve the local water network ahead of the Beenleigh Town Square revitalisation project.
Roads and Water Committee Chairperson, Councillor Don Petersen (Division 4), said the project would substantially improve service standards for customers.
“The new pipeline will reduce water outages in the area as it will have a greater capacity,” he said.
“The existing ageing pipeline, which has a history of breakages, will be decommissioned as part of the project.”
The water pipeline, water hydrants, flow meters and valves will be installed in road reserve along George St between Boundary St and a connection point east of Alamein St. Some short sections of pipeline and associated infrastructure will also be installed in road reserve in Boundary St, Bougainville St, York St, City Rd and Alamein St.
“The majority of the work in Beenleigh’s commercial area will be completed at night, between 7.30pm to 5.30am, Monday to Saturday, to minimise traffic disruptions,” Cr Petersen said.
“Construction in residential areas will mostly be completed between 6.30am and 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday.”
Councillor Jennie Breene (Division 12) said the project would be completed by late 2014, weather permitting.
“Improving our local water network for the long-term is a good investment for Beenleigh residents,” she said.
“I’d like to acknowledge the forward planning and collaboration that has happened for this pipeline by the Logan Water Alliance and the staff working on the Beenleigh Town Square redevelopment; by building the pipeline now, we avoid having to dig up the town square when it’s completed.
“There will be some temporary traffic changes, including lane closures, road closures and reduced speed limits within the work zones, but the Logan Water Alliance will direct drivers, cyclists and pedestrians when work is happening.”
Cr Breene said areas affected by construction works would be progressively restored to minimise the project’s impacts on the area.