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Townsville’s underground makeover

The North Queensland city of Townsville will soon be receiving upgrades to its infrastructure beneath the central business district.

The Townsville City Council has appointed engineering, architecture, environmental and construction company GHD to be the design consultant for the upgrade of utilities infrastructure.

The project involves upgrading approximately 12 km of water and sewerage underground pipe work, construction of a new reservoir and the stormwater drainage and footpaths.

GHD’s North Queensland Manager Jose Foruria says the company has a long history of delivering water infrastructure design projects in the region and looks forward to supporting the city’s ongoing growth.

“GHD has been in Townsville since 1972 and our water services team for this project is comprised largely of long-term local residents. Our knowledge of the area, and the water and sewerage infrastructure will be invaluable as the project progresses,” Jose said.

“Constructability and minimising the impact on the local residents and businesses will be key factors in this project. We will be working closely with Council to determine the most practical way of delivering the works,” he said.

Jose added that the team from GHD recognise the complexity of this project and will be adopting an approach that is flexible, adaptable, insightful, robust and responsive in order to deliver a balanced project outcome for Townsville.

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