You can rely on us to keep things flowing, and from time-to-time we need to upgrade your local water network.

What's happening?
From late June 2021, Urban Utilities and our delivery partner, Downer WSP, will undertake works on the existing reservoir along Birnam Range Road, Beaudesert. The project will include asbestos cement roof demolition and replacement, as well as rehabilitation improvements to the reservoir.  
Project benefits

Refurbishing the reservoir will future proof the reliability of our network and ensure long-term service delivery to the community for the next 40 years.

Construction is expected to take up to 4 months to complete, weather and site conditions permitting.

What to expect during construction

  • site establishment and laydown areas at the existing reservoir site on Birnam Range Road.
  • construction-related noise and dust from machinery and vehicle movements
  • changed traffic conditions within the reservoir site and access road
  • safety barriers and signage around work sites

Project delivery and work hours

The project will be delivered in partnership with Downer WSP and their subcontractor Pensar Infrastructure. Construction is expected to take up to four months to complete, weather and site conditions permitting.

Most of the work will be done during the day, between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday. There may also be occasional after-hours at various stages of the project. We will notify the community in advance if night works are planned.

Our commitment 

The project team will minimise the construction impacts to the extent possible, including managing noise and dust at the source, utilising traffic control and reviewing work methods as required.

We recognise the community is working hard to save water and we’re committed to being water wise while we undertake these works, including adhering to the water restrictions that are in place across most towns in the Scenic Rim.

We are committed to keeping directly impacted neighbours informed by providing regular construction updates during the project.

What other works are happening in the area?

We are improving the reliability of our infrastructure by upgrading four reservoirs across the Scenic Rim Region, as part of a two-year capital works program. Birnam Range Reservoir is the final component of these projects. Construction has been completed at Albert River Reservoir, Beaudesert and construction is currently on-going at Aratula and Templin, with works due to finish in the next few months.

What can you expect on completion of construction?

Post construction, we’ll restore areas of work as close to the original condition as possible and landscaping will ensure the above ground components blend with the surrounding environment as much as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we complete this essential work.

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