Kilcoy Water Main Augmentation

Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU)

Kilcoy, Queensland, Australia

Water mains from SEQ Water’s Saleyard Reservoirs in Kilcoy needed augmentation to meet the Queensland Government’s desired standards of service for fire flow. On behalf of Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU), Diona designed, constructed, tested and commissioned the required pipework.

A new water treatment plant had recently been built by SEQ Water in the south of Kilcoy, replacing the Wade Street plant, which had supplied town water via a booster pump station to the Kilcoy High Level Zone. This new plant supplies water to the three Saleyard Reservoirs. Twin 150mm diameter trunk water mains from the reservoirs follow Saleyard Road to the D’Aguilar Highway, where they branch to supply Kilcoy Township and the Kilcoy Pastoral Company.

Risks and challenges

The construction zone crossed many different land tenures, including locally controlled road corridors managed by Somerset Regional Council, state controlled road corridors managed by the Department of Transport and Main Roads, unallocated state land owned by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, and private easements.

Early consultation with all stakeholders was paramount to ensure an efficient approval and acquisition process as the project moved from the concept to inception phase.

Along William Street the pipeline was constructed within the service road used to access various local businesses. Diona worked tirelessly, in collaboration with Somerset Regional Council and the business owners, to ensure the works progressed with minimum customer impacts.

Works were completed on schedule, to a high standard, and with minimum community impact.