A project to connect 100,000 residents to the South East Queensland Water Grid has won the Engineering Construction award at the Project Management Achievement Awards, with praise for its seamless integration.

The Petrie Water Supply Upgrade, a joint project between Unitywater and Seqwater, has provided residents in Dakabin, North Lakes, Mango Hill, Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Griffin, Petrie, Lawnton and Strathpine with a more secure water supply.

Unitywater Executive Manager Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions, Scott Barnes, said they were thrilled the project had been recognised.

“This was a significant $16.5 million project. It comprised three major construction projects including a 2.4km pipeline, that were seamlessly integrated to connect a large number of our customers to a more reliable water supply,” Mr Barnes said.

“Receiving this award is testament to those who delivered this project.”

Seqwater General Manager, Dan Spiller, said, “We were proud to work with Unitywater on this project to improve water supply services for local customers.

“This new water supply scheme significantly increases water supply security for the Moreton Bay community with residents now connected to the water grid, which supplies bulk drinking water to most of South East Queensland.”

Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.

After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.

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