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$270m pipe program to deliver water and wastewater services to emerging suburbs

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Large-scale pipes are being delivered as part of a $27 million program to provide water and wastewater services to two of the fastest-growing communities in the region.

Construction crews on Unitywater’s large Aura and Harmony Trunk Infrastructure Program marked a major milestone on Monday, when the first of more than 27km of pipes arrived in the region.

Program team members signed a section of 900mm diameter pipe, which will be the first installed along Bellflower Road, Sippy Downs, connecting future Harmony residents to a safe and reliable water supply sourced from Ewen Maddock Dam.

About 160 semi-trailer deliveries of pipe will arrive on site, including this batch from Toowoomba-based manufacturer Vinidex.

Unitywater’s CEO Anna Jackson said the pipes will play a crucial role in delivering essential water and wastewater services to the Aura and Harmony communities, with construction preparation having started in July.

“The Aura and Harmony Trunk Infrastructure Program represents an investment of more than $270 million, reflecting our commitment to meeting the growing demands of these Sunshine Coast communities,” she said via a UniteWater media release.

“With a projected population of 69,000 residents in Stockland’s Aura development by 2056 and 21,000 residents in Avid’s Harmony development by 2036, the program is vital to ensure the long-term sustainability and development of these areas,” she said.

Unitywater’s construction partner McConnell Dowell will start the laying of pipelines in a staged approach along three alignments, including the Aura Water Project (12km of new pipe along Steve Irwin Way and Hapgood Road, between the Ewen Maddock Water Treatment Plant and Aura in Caloundra South), the Harmony Water Project (2.6km of new pipe along Bellflower Road, between Tanawha and Harmony in Palmview) and the Aura Wastewater Project (12.5km of new pipe along Bells Creek Arterial Road and Kawana Way Link Road between Aura in Caloundra South and the Kawana Wastewater Treatment Plant).

Ms Jackson said the community was at the heart of this program and the team’s ongoing commitment to engage with impacted residents and businesses will be essential to its success.

“Both Unitywater and McConnell Dowell are committed to delivering this program with the highest standards of safety, environmental responsibility, and community engagement,” she said.

“We thank the local community for their patience as we install these new pipelines underground as quickly and safely as possible.

“It’s been wonderful to see community members be generous with their time and local knowledge, so we can plan to minimise the impacts of construction as much as possible.”

Construction crews on Unitywater’s large Aura and Harmony Trunk Infrastructure Program marked a major milestone.

For more info, see Aura and Harmony Program.

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