Gunnedah Shire Council is seeking tenders for the works on the Curlewis Pipeline Project

Gunnedah Shire mayor Jamie Chaffey, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and Gunnedah Shire Council's water services manager Kevin Sheridan, and acting director of infrastructure services, Edward Paas look at pipeline plans in August. Photo: Simon Chamberlain
Gunnedah Shire mayor Jamie Chaffey, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and Gunnedah Shire Council's water services manager Kevin Sheridan, and acting director of infrastructure services, Edward Paas look at pipeline plans in August. Photo: Simon Chamberlain

Works for the Curlewis Pipeline Project are out for tender.

The $5.9 million project proposes to improve water quality, storage capacity and security for the village by connecting it to Gunnedah’s town water supply.

It would involve 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 storage reservoirs, and a disinfection dosing station.

“Council has consulted with Curlewis residents over a long period of time, with a key piece of feedback being concern with water quality in the village,” Gunnedah Shire mayor Jamie Chaffey said.

“The pipeline was the council’s preferred option and would allow us to deliver a solution that will greatly improve Curlewis’ water and cater for a future increase in population growth.

“The project will create social and economic benefits for Curlewis and help to attract families to the village, which will create a flow-on effect for local businesses and the school.

“Curlewis is a high potential residential, industrial and economic growth area, with affordability and access to services attractive to investors and people looking to reside in the Gunnedah Shire.”

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The council has successfully obtained $2.6 million in funding from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and is also seeking funding under the NSW Safe and Secure Water Program.

The project is expected to start in late January 2018 and construction is projected to take 12 to 18 months.

Tender documents can be obtained by registering on the e-tendering portal at www.tenderlink.com/gunnedah

 The closing date for submissions is 5pm on November 24, 2017.

Submissions are also currently open to design, develop and construct a four megalitre water supply storage reservoir at Apex Road, Gunnedah. Tenders for this project close at 5pm on November 17, 2017.

For more information, contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s customer service team on (02) 6740 2100.