The first pipes have been laid for an important water pipeline on the Central Coast.
The 9 km Mardi to Warnervale Pipeline is being delivered by joint venture (JV) partners Spiecapag and Seymour Whyte and, once completed, will enhance the water supply network for the entire region, in particular expanding the northern growth corridor.
Central Coast Council is investing more than $61 million in the pipeline and is being constructed with the use of trenchless technologies, due to the sensitive environmental areas in the region.
Council Director of Water and Sewer Jamie Loader said extensive planning and design activities had been undertaken in preparation for construction.
“Recent conditions including extreme weather events and water restrictions that have faced our community and indeed communities across our state and nation, bring into sharp focus how important water security and water resilience is for everyone,” he said.
“The Mardi to Warnervale Pipeline will ensure a stable long-term water supply to new and growing areas in the north of the region to support anticipated levels of growth and development we need to deliver as part of the Central Coast Regional Plan 2036.
“In addition, we will see an enhancement in bulk water transfers between ourselves and the Hunter which enables better planning for future water resourcing for both regions.”
The pipeline is expected to be commissioned in 2021.
For more information visit the Spiecapag website.
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