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Abigroup appointed preferred tenderer for new water treatment plants for Whitsunday region

15 February 2012

Abigroup has been appointed preferred tenderer by Whitsunday Regional Council to construct new water treatment plants in Bowen and Proserpine in North Queensland.

The project forms part of the Council’s $85 million water and sewerage future development scheme and involves the construction of a 16.5 megalitre plant in Bowen on the Proserpine River downstream of the Peter Faust Dam and a 14.5 megalitre plant in Proserpine on the old pound site on Pound Yard Road.

Abigroup Water’s General Manager Chris Bulloch said, “We’re very pleased to have been appointed preferred tenderer by Whitsunday Regional Council for this important project which will deliver a major piece of water infrastructure for the region.

“Abigroup has a strong history of delivering projects in North Queensland and recently completed upgrades to wastewater treatment facilities in Townsville.”

The water treatment plants will provide consistent water quality to the residents of Bowen and Proserpine, with a particular focus on bringing aesthetic quality in line with current industry standards and community expectations.

The main objectives of the project are to:

  • deliver improved potable water quality for Whitsunday Regional Council townships;
  • meet future potable water supply demands; and
  • enable long-term, sustainable regional development.

 Work is due to start shortly on the new plants which are expected to take 12 to 16 months to complete with an expected commissioning date in mid 2013.

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