Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) has officially opened a major sewerage extension and road upgrade project that will improve services to the Pittsworth industrial precinct and provide better access to important regional, state and national transport networks.
The $9.77 million Pittsworth Industrial Precinct Enabling Project (PIPEP) included road and sewerage infrastructure upgrades within the Pittsworth Industrial Precinct.
The project was jointly funded by the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions program and Toowoomba Regional Council.
Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said the PIPEP was a major project for the region that would promote industrial development and economic growth in the Pittsworth area and support employment creation in the region.
“During construction of the project, TRC achieved significant outcomes under the Queensland Charter for Local Content with more than 82% of the total project costs being spent within regional Queensland,” Mayor Antonio said.
“The (PIPEP) project included upgrades to Gap Road and its intersection with the Gore Highway and installing sewerage infrastructure within the Pittsworth Industrial Precinct.
“These upgrades will improve traffic flow and safety on Gap Road for all road users and provide improved access to the Industrial Precinct for industry and freight providers servicing the agricultural, construction and resource sectors.”
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick praised the successful partnership with council to deliver the works.
“The Palaszczuk Government is proud to support local projects that will contribute to Queensland communities and ensure our regions continue growing stronger,” Mr Dick said.
TRC Deputy Mayor and Infrastructure Services Committee chair Cr Carol Taylor said the Gap Road upgrade would help businesses move product more efficiently with the improved access for heavy vehicles.
“The project included road upgrade and widening as well as drainage upgrades on Gap Road from the Gore Highway to Helens Street,” Cr Taylor said.
“Works also included construction of a left turn lane at the intersection of the Gore Highway and increasing the length of the right turn lane on the Gore Highway.”
TRC Water and Waste Committee chair Cr Nancy Sommerfield said the sewer extension consisted of constructing gravity sewers, a sewage lift station, a sewage pumping station and rising main to service the Industrial Precinct.
“The project delivers important sewerage infrastructure to enable expansion and development within the Industrial Precinct,” Cr Sommerfield said.
For more information about this project please phone Council on 131 872 or email email@example.com