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Trenchless for M2WP project

Central Coast Council has contracted joint venture (JV) partners Spiecapag and Seymour Whyte to construct a new water pipeline in New South Wales.

The Mardi to Warnervale Pipeline (M2WP) will run from the existing Mardi Water Treatment Plant to Sparks Road at Warnervale, NSW and boost water supply to the growing Warnervale Town Centre and surrounding areas.

Estimated at a cost of $61 million, Central Coast Council expects construction on the 9 km pipeline to commence in March this year after the design phase was completed in 2019.

For the past two years, extensive investigations, design and planning have taken place to ensure the construction is delivered using top-end technology, including innovative trenchless construction techniques to ensure sensitive environmental areas are protected.

Mayor Lisa Matthews said the Mardi to Warnervale Pipeline project is the next major step to enhance Central Coast’s water supply network.

“The 9 km pipeline will run from the existing Mardi Water Treatment Plant through to Sparks Road at Warnervale, providing water supply to our growing community in the north” said Mayor Matthews.

Council Director of Water and Sewer Jamie Loader said the pipeline route will pass through several different environments including environmentally sensitive lands.

“Council has spent a lot of time getting the construction techniques and the pipeline route right, ensuring we consider the impacts on directly impacted residents, the environment and the broader community,” said Mr Loader.

“We are looking forward to working collaboratively with the Spiecapag Seymour Whyte Joint Venture to deliver this essential piece of infrastructure for the Central Coast.”

The SpiecapagSeymour Whyte JV will conduct community information sessions with the council prior to construction commencing.

A date for completion of the pipeline has not been made available.

For more information visit the Central Coast Council website.

A correction to the quote attribution was made on 6 February 2020.

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