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14 June, 2024

Water pipeline a positive for local towns

Secure supply of quality water is an important piece of infrastructure for any town and Cambooya, Greenmount and Nobby are set to benefit from construction of the Toowoomba to Warwick Water pipeline due for completion in 2027.

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A Request for Tender (RFT) is currently underway for the Toowoomba to Warwick Pipeline, part of a $300 million+ investment that will deliver long-term water security to the Southern Downs and Toowoomba satellite communities and create more than 400 jobs during construction.

Shortlisted construction firms are now tendering, with local business partnership opportunities to follow.

Pre-construction work continues including detailed design development, landowner negotiations and ongoing environmental and technical investigations to help finalise the pipeline design and support project approvals.

The pipeline will carry water from Wivenhoe Dam to Toowoomba via existing water infrastructure and then deliver water to Warwick through a new 109-kilometre pipeline, providing a drought contingency supply for the Southern Downs and will facilitate a permanent water supply to Toowoomba satellite communities of Cambooya, Greenmount, Nobby and Clifton.

“The Toowoomba to Warwick Pipeline is further proof of the Miles Labor Government’s commitment to water security, no matter where you live in Queensland, “ the Minister for Water Glen Butcher said.

“While it’s great to see the dams at good levels, we know our rainfall has its ups and downs – which is why we’re delivering this important project.

“I’m pleased to see progress on this important pipeline which is delivering long-term water security to Toowoomba and the Southern Downs, so critical for supporting the ongoing resilience, liveability and prosperity of this region.

“Importantly, the project will support more than 400 jobs during delivery, and we encourage local businesses to register their interest in the project with Seqwater.

“I want to thank both the Southern Downs and Toowoomba Regional Councils for working with the state on this important water security project, “ Mr Butcher said.

The pipeline will run primarily underground, beginning in Highfields by connecting into the existing Toowoomba Regional Council pipeline network, near the Mount Kynoch Water Treatment Plant.

This new connection will transfer water from Wivenhoe Dam to the Warwick Reservoir near Leslie Dam on the Southern Downs.

Once complete, the pipeline will boost water security by transferring up to 7.3 megalitres of water per day to Warwick when needed.

The project is expected to be completed in early 2027, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Local contractors and suppliers are encouraged to register interest on the Seqwater website.


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