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Townsville City Council is set to host four industry briefings on Stage 2 of the Haughton pipeline project on Friday 23 October 2020, including a session on pipe and pump supply.

The four briefings will cover:

Session 1: 9am – 9:30am Contractor – General Project Information

Session 2: 10am – 10:45am Pipe and Pump Supply

Session 3: 11:15am – 12noon Construction and Installation Services

Session 4: 12:30pm – 1:15pm Contract Administration Services

Stage 2 of the Haughton pipeline project will see the existing pipeline extended from the Haughton River to the Burdekin River near Clare and will include around 33km of pipe as well as the construction of a new pump station and high voltage power supply infrastructure.

The briefings will be held at Townsville Stadium in Annandale and will be live-streamed online for those unable to attend in person.

Townsville City Council Mayor, Jenny Hill, encouraged local businesses interested in working on the project to attend and learn about the scope of the project and how they could tender for work.

“With funding from the State Government locked in, Townsville City Council is pushing ahead with planning so it can start construction as soon as possible,” Ms Hill said.

“Some 95 per cent of the construction work on Stage 1 of the pipeline was delivered by locally-based contractors, which delivered a tremendous boost to the local economy.

“We want to see this level of local involvement continue with the $195 million second stage.

“As we did with Stage 1, council will package the works for Stage 2 into smaller parcels of work to give local businesses the opportunity to tender for it.”

Those interested in attending can register on the Townsville City Council website or call 134 810.

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