20 July 2018
An official sod turning ceremony was held today to mark the commencement of construction works for the $5.2 million Curlewis Pipeline Project.
The site was declared open for construction by Gunnedah Shire Council Mayor Jamie Chaffey and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton.
The Project involves the installation of a 15.8 kilometre pipeline from Wandobah Road, via Blackjack Forest Road, Booloocooroo and Preston roads to Curlewis, the construction of two 500 kilolitre concrete storage reservoirs and a disinfection dosing station to improve the water quality and storage capacity for Curlewis.
Gunnedah Shire Council accepted a tender from TCM Civil Pty Ltd, a highly reputable construction company based at Cooranbong (Newcastle). TCM Civil Pty Ltd is the preferred contractor for Hunter Water, Port Macquarie Hastings Council, Water NSW and Lake Macquarie City Council.
Cr Chaffey said by connecting Curlewis to Gunnedah’s town water supply it will greatly improve water security and quality for the village.
“Our villages are very important to the economic development and culture of Gunnedah Shire,” Cr Chaffey said.
“By improving the infrastructure services of Curlewis we are promoting growth of the town so it remains a stable part of Gunnedah Shire’s future.
“Congratulations to TCM Civil Pty Ltd – we are looking forward to seeing the commencement of works on this significant infrastructure project.”
Acting Director of Infrastructure Services Daniel Noble said the project is identified in the Water Services Quality Management Plan.
“The project will result in a higher quality water supply to Curlewis that meets all Australian Drinking Water Guidelines including aesthetic values,” Mr Noble said.
Photo caption: Gunnedah Shire Deputy Mayor Gai Swain, TCM Civil Pty Ltd Director Colin Kiely, Councillor Rob Hooke, Mayor Jamie Chaffey, Councillor Colleen Fuller, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and Councillor Owen Hasler at the Curlewis Community Hall for the official sod turning of the Curlewis Pipeline Project.
Media Contact: Brooke Maisey 6740 2100.