Construction on $95M Seqwater pipeline begins


The $95 million South West pipeline will connect two recently built reservoirs at the existing Beaudesert Water Treatment Plant to the SEQ water grid. The South West Pipeline is the second stage of the Beaudesert Water Supply Upgrade (BWSU), a long-term water supply solution for the region.

The BWSU incorporates three major elements that are key to the improvement of water supply to the region. The first of these is immediate improvements to the Beaudesert Water Treatment Plant including the construction of two new reservoirs, followed by the laying 27km of bulk water pipeline connecting Beaudesert to the SEQ Water Grid. The final step is the construction of a new water treatment plant which will draw water from the Wyaralong Dam.

Seqwater chief executive officer Neil Brennan said that the pipeline will be the biggest addition to the SEQ Water Grid since completion of the Northern Pipeline Interconnector in 2012 to connect water supplies between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

“The way the SEQ Water Grid connects drinking water supplies across our region is a unique system in Australia. It provides us with more options to manage water supply challenges arising from sporadic rainfall, drought, climate change and population growth,” said Brennan.

“We are continuing to invest in water infrastructure projects to ensure our region has a secure and adaptable water supply, now and for future generations.”

With significant population growth and economic development in the Scenic Rim, the new pipeline will give confidence to households and businesses so they may continue to grow and prosper in such a wonderful part of South East Queensland.

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