Medium level (200 litres/person/day) - Brookstead, Cambooya, Cecil Plains, Clifton, Greenmount, Hodgson Vale (includes Top Camp), Pittsworth, Southbrook, Vale View & Yarraman schemes.
Continuation of permanent conservation measures (200 litres/person/day) - Toowoomba Bulk Water Supply Scheme (Oakey, Jondaryan, Haden, Crows Nest, Highfields, Kingsthorpe, Gowrie Junction, Meringandan, Toowoomba City, Westbrook and Goombungee)
The upgrade of Boundary Street north of Bridge Street has been completed.
The upgrade will help to improve traffic flow to and from the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) and the Warrego Highway. It will provide lasting economic and social benefits for the Toowoomba community and help meet the future transport needs of the city. The Boundary Street upgrade will improve access for heavy vehicles and freight transport to industrial areas on Toowoomba’s western outskirts.
The Boundary Street upgrade project was predominantly funded by us with support through the State Government’s TIDS program.
The upgrade was carried out in four stages: Connection to the TSRC (north of Hermitage Road to the TSRC), the unformed section between Pedersen and Bedwell streets, Bedwell Street to Hermitage Road, and Bridge Street to Pedersen Street.
The intersection of Boundary Street and Hermitage Road has also been significantly improved with a new alignment north from Boundary Street to the connection with the TSRC.
Straightening of the old alignment, widening the intersection and installing traffic signals will greatly improve safety for all road users.
The project has involved road widening in the section from Pedersen Street to Bridge Street to create four lanes for the majority of that section, installation of street lighting for the length of the project, significant drainage upgrades to channel stormwater and overland run-off, and installation of footpaths or provision for footpaths along various parts of Boundary Street.
This upgrade is one of the largest road construction projects that we have undertaken in recent times and involved more than 100,000 cubic metres of earthworks, 6000 tonnes of asphalt, installation of more than 1600 metres of pipes and culverts and almost 7000 metres of underground road lighting power cables.
Landscaping is a vital part of the project with approximately 30,000 new plantings with significant sections turfed or hydromulched.