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Work has commenced on the final stage of a $30million major wastewater network upgrade between Logan Village and Kingston, located in Logan City, Queensland.

The $16.8 million project involves laying 3.4km of wastewater pipeline between Crestmead and Kingston and constructing a new pump station in Logan Reserve.

Road and Water Infrastructure Committee Chairperson, Councillor Don Petersen (Division 4), said delivery of the project was central to Council’s long-term wastewater servicing strategy for the region.

“Major developments underway in Logan Village, Yarrabilba, and the Park Ridge Master Planned Area will see the region expand rapidly within the next two years,” he said.

“We have strategically staged the planning, design and delivery of a dedicated wastewater conveyance system for the region to prepare for this growth.”

“This final section of pipeline will be installed along Chambers Flat Rd through Crestmead and Marsden, and adjacent to several residential streets between Bunya St and Princess St in Marsden.”

The majority of construction activities, undertaken by Logan Water Alliance, will be carried out as day works from Monday to Saturday, however some night and Sunday works will be required to install sections of the pipeline along Chambers Flat Rd.

“This decision has been made in an effort to minimise traffic disruptions for motorists, and commercial impacts for local businesses,” Cr Petersen said.

“All residents and businesses affected by night or Sunday works will receive advanced written notice, and changed traffic conditions will be clearly signposted to assist motorists.”

Cr Petersen said the $9.6 million first stage of the system was completed in 2012, with 9.7km of the new pipeline constructed along with two new pump stations between Logan Village and Crestmead.

“Following this, we delivered the $4.4 million second stage of the system in 2013, involving construction of a new pump station and installation of 3.1km of pipeline between Crestmead and Logan Reserve.”

“The system will ultimately comprise more than 16km of pipeline, four new pump stations, and dozens of valves, connection points, vents, manholes, and associated infrastructure.”

Cr Petersen said most of the infrastructure had been or would be constructed in government-owned land.

“The project will be delivered in stages, with all works scheduled for completion by August 2015, weather and construction conditions permitting.”

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