Contracts will be awarded in the coming weeks for the ongoing improvements to the quality and reliability of water in the Ravenshoe area.
‘Now that the reservoir and other infrastructure is complete, we can start working on the next phases of the project,’ said Councillor Annette Haydon.
‘We approved the awarding of a contract at the March ordinary Council meeting for the design and construction of a water treatment facility near the new reservoir, and construction of a new water main from Ravenshoe to Millstream,’ said Councillor Annette Haydon.
‘This project costs more than $16M and, while it’s fantastic to see this work continuing, we are disappointed that the cost of the project is substantially higher than initially indicated.
‘Work on the project will start in May and will continue for around 18 months.
‘When the project is completed, the residents of Ravenshoe and Millstream will have a year-round clean, reliable and high-quality water supply and boil water notices will be a thing of the past.
‘We’ve had to delay connecting the 74 properties in Bellview Estate and Cassowary Heights to the scheme because of the significant costs of providing a pipeline.
‘We will continue to work towards a solution for these areas and will update the community as plans progress’, said Councillor Haydon.
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