Townsville City Council has awarded the contract to build a new sewage pump station in Cranbrook, Queensland.

NQ Excavations has been awarded the contract to construct the $1.5 million sewage pumping station, including installing a new sewage pump, sewage rising main and gravity sewer.

Townsville Water and Waste Committee chairman, Paul Jacob, said the new pump station upgrade will improve capacity of the sewerage network in the Cranbrook area and prevent overflow occurring during heavy rain events.

“Providing high-quality infrastructure throughout our suburbs is a key priority for Council,” Mr Jacob said.

“This pump station will be built to the highest standards and is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible.”

The pump station will be installed at McConachy Park, after an extensive community consultation was undertaken.

Mr Jacob said the chosen site was the best option out of five areas examined.

“We have spoken with residents in the area and we have selected a site after reviewing all other potential locations,” Mr Jacob said.

“The final site location of this project was chosen as it is located near existing services, significantly more cost effective and accessible for Council and contractors to complete this important project.”

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