Mareeba’s Water Main Upgrade Project is now complete, securing the town’s water supply for a growing community.
While there were some unexpected delays caused by weather and unknown services requiring emergent works, Mayor Tom Gilmore said the project delivery had been first class. “It’s a major piece of work and the team at FGF have been done an outstanding job dealing with some unexpected delays while keeping the disruption to a minimum, ” he said.
“We thank business owners, residents, motorists and the community at large for their cooperation and patience while this critical project was being carried out.”
The existing pipeline which has been in place for many years was replaced along with essential aging service connections.
“Not only was the existing pipeline struggling to meet current demand, but due to the fact it is reaching the end of its life and may fracture which would cause serious property damage and disruption to businesses in Mareeba’s main street,” Cr Gilmore said.
The $2.5 million Mareeba CBD Water Trunk Main Upgrade is a joint initiative of Mareeba Shire Council and the Queensland Government funded through the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program.
Minister for Local Government Stirling Hinchliffe said he was pleased the Queensland Government was able to assist with the essential infrastructure upgrade.
“Water security is vital for every Queensland community and I congratulate the Mareeba Shire Council for delivering this important infrastructure,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“Not only has water supply been secured, the upgrade also caters for future growth and demand.
“The Queensland Government is proud to have contributed almost $1.5 million towards this project through the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program”
Cr Gilmore thanked the Queensland Government for recognising this project as a priority.
“This project is an absolute necessity to safeguard essential services for the continued growth of the town,” Cr Gilmore said.
“It is vital that ageing infrastructure is replaced to avoid potential catastrophe and projects of great scale such as this would simply not be possible without support from the State Government.”