Queensland Urban Utilities is committed to excellence in water and sewerage services that meet the evolving needs of our customers and enhance our communities. As part of this commitment, we are constructing a cross-river water pipeline from Murarrie to Pinkenba, which will connect two water supply zones - the Bartleys Hill reservoir in Ascot and the Wellers Hill reservoir in Murarrie.
Once finished, the project will help cater for future demand and ensure security of water supply to Pinkenba, Eagle Farm and Murarrie. It will also make the provision of water supply more flexible and minimise customer impacts in the event of a water outage, for example, during extreme weather.
Project update - October 2018
We are nearing the end of construction on the Murarrie Pinkenba Cross-River Water Pipeline, with remaining activities expected to be completed by early 2019.
- Connecting the new water main to the existing water network on Kingsford Smith Drive (early 2019).
- Restoration of construction affected areas.
- Connecting the new water pipeline to the existing network at Queensport Road North (November 2018) and in Transurban land at the northern end of Queensport Road North near the Gateway Motorway (early 2019).
Following the final connections, a permanent switchboard will be installed to power the water main valves.
- Restoration of construction affected areas following completion of the remaining work along Queensport Road North.
How was the pipe installed beneath the Brisbane River?
The 1.1km of water pipeline was completed using horizontal directional drilling (HDD).
The above video shows the pipe pullback stage of horizontal directional drilling on this project.
We will keep the community informed and provide regular updates to directly impacted customers. We will also work closely with our contractor to ensure every effort is made to minimise the disruption to the extent possible.
Find out more
For further information about the project, call 3855 6742 during business hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org.