Leed Engineering and Construction has been awarded the contract for construction of the Scone to Murrurundi Pipeline project.
The 40 kilometre water pipeline is a project worth $14.2 million and will see a number of tanks and ump stations constructed along the pipeline route.
Council has met with affected property owners along the pipeline corridor to establish access agreements and easement agreements on both private and crown land.
Leed Engineering and Construction will start the detailed planning phase immediately will construction to start as soon as possible with the project due for completion in 2020. Design works will also start on the development of water reticulation at Parkville, WIingen and Blandford.
The company's Director Graeme Lawler said, “we’re glad to be working with Council and we will have the pipeline completed in 2020”.
Upper Hunter Shire Council Mayor Wayne Bedggood said it was wonderful to see this next step in the pipeline project.
“This is a major project that has been years in the making and it is with much relief that Council can now get on with the construction,” Mayor Bedggood said.
“This pipeline will provide Murrurundi with a secure water source from Lake Glenbawn.”
Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter said the pipeline is part of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s ongoing commitment to water infrastructure for regional communities, through the Water Security for Regions program and the new $1 billion Safe and Secure Water program.
“The Scone to Murrurundi Pipeline is a critical water infrastructure upgrade for our local community,” Michael Johnsen said.
“This $13 Million in funding made possible due to careful and responsible economic policy over the last eight years, with the Nationals in Government funding the critical needs of our rural communities, of which our local pipeline is an example."
“The Scone to Murrurundi pipeline is another crucial step in making sure communities like Murrurundi, Parkville, Wingen and Blandford have reliable access to one of our most precious commodities,” Michael Johnsen concluded.
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