Town on way to having services
TOWN of 1770 residents are one step closer to receiving reticulated water and sewerage services with the start of pipe installation works from today.
Gladstone Regional Council's infrastructure services portfolio spokesperson Matt Burnett said the first stage of construction would involve installing pipes in Captain Cook Drive.
He said work would progress through the township's residential streets as part of a staged construction approach, taking four months to complete.
“While these essential works may cause some inconvenience to Seventeen Seventy residents we will try to minimise impacts where possible,” Cr Burnett said.
“Residents are kindly requested to comply with changed traffic conditions during the work.
“At the point of construction, traffic flow will be reduced to one lane under the supervision of traffic controllers, but roads will be fully open at night.”
Cr Burnett said residents and businesses would be given ample advance warning of impending construction in their street.
Residents were also advised not to park on the street during this time.
“Driveway access may be disrupted but this should be for a period of no longer than half a day as pipe laying progresses along the street,” Cr Burnett said.
“At the completion of the works in four months' time, the Seventeen Seventy township will have access to a reticulated water and sewerage service, providing a safe and environmentally sustainable alternative for residents and visitors.”
The reticulation works are part of the Agnes Water, Seventeen Seventy Integrated Water Project which is being undertaken on behalf of the United Utilities Australia council.