Tenders for a $95 million pipeline will be shortlisted in April, with a design and construction tender to be awarded later this year.
The 27 kilometre pipeline will connect Beaudesert communities to the south-east Queensland (SEQ) water grid instead of its current supply from the local water treatment plant and Maroon Dam.
It will connect two recently built reservoirs at the existing Beaudesert water treatment plant and to the SEQ water grid by 2022.
It will also bring the Maroon Dam onto the SEQ water grid, adding a potential 44,319 megalitres to the grid’s capacity.
Queensland Natural Resources Minister Anthony Lynham said the pipeline would provide local householders and businesses with a more secure water supply into the future.
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“Importantly, water security will give potential new business and industry confidence that they can grow their businesses in the area and create jobs – particularly in the Bromelton state development area,” he said.
Once the pipeline is connected, the local community will have access to around 10 megalitres daily, more than double what is currently available.
“This is fantastic news for the local community who can have confidence that major infrastructure projects are being delivered to improve water security for our communities,” Lynam said.