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$5.1 million project supports growth of central Beenleigh

Published: 6 February 2017

$5.1 million project supports growth of central Beenleigh
Cr Phil Pidgeon and Cr Jennie Breene inspecting the works.

A new wastewater (sewerage) pipeline through central Beenleigh will support the retail and commercial expansion of the town centre.

Council’s Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance has started the construction phase of the $5.1 million wastewater pipeline through central Beenleigh, expected to take approximately nine months to complete.

The project involves the installation of new wastewater infrastructure including 700 metres of pipes and maintenance holes along Market Place Dr, Intercity Cct and Stockyard Ln in Beenleigh. The pipeline will be constructed using an open trench technique as well as laser guided micro-tunnelling (trenchless construction).

Roads and Water Infrastructure Committee Chairman, Councillor Phil Pidgeon, said that the key business driver for the project was the expected growth and ongoing economic development of central Beenleigh.

“Beenleigh is entering a period of significant growth and development including expected expansion of retail options for residents. Our critical water and wastewater infrastructure needs to be adequate to cater for this,” Cr Pidgeon said.

Division 12 Councillor, Jennie Breene, said motorists and rail commuters would see some changes during construction including the temporary closure of a section of Market Place Dr at the rail overpass and the temporary loss of some parking spaces near the lower Beenleigh Marketplace car park.

Cr Breene said although some parking spaces would be temporarily closed, access to car parking spaces on Stockyard Ln would remain in place. These could be accessed via Stockyard Ln and Townsend Ln from early February.

“Pedestrian access to the train station and nearby businesses will be maintained at all times, and motorist and pedestrian safety will remain a priority,” Cr Breene said.

“We realise these works may result in some inconvenience for train commuters and businesses but we ask people to be patient while works are underway.”

Most construction works will be carried out during the day from Monday to Friday. However, some night works and weekend works may be required for certain activities. Nearby residents and businesses will receive advance written notice prior to these works.

The project will take approximately nine months to complete, weather and construction conditions permitting.

For more information about this project and Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance, call 3412 9600 or visit www.logan.qld.gov.au (search for Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance).