Following a rigorous tender process, Central Coast Council has awarded the contract for construction of the Mardi to Warnervale Pipeline to joint venture partners, Spiecapag and Seymour Whyte.
The $61M pipeline is one of the region’s most significant infrastructure projects which will not only boost water supply to the Central Coast’s rapidly growing northern suburbs, but improve water security for the entire region.
Mayor, Lisa Matthews, said the Mardi to Warnervale Pipeline project was the next major step to enhance the Central Coast’s water supply network.
“The 9km pipeline will run from the existing Mardi Water Treatment Plant through to Sparks Rd at Warnervale,” Cr Matthews said.
“The project will also enhance the water transfer capability between Central Coast Council and Hunter Water, which further improves water security for the two regions and meets our commitment under the Hunter – Central Coast Pipeline Agreement.”
Extensive investigations, design and planning have been undertaken over the past two years to ensure that the construction is delivered using the best technology available, including innovative trenchless construction techniques that will ensure that sensitive environmental areas are protected.
Council Director, Water and Sewer, Jamie Loader, said the pipeline route will pass through several different environments including rural land holdings, the outer edge of the residential area of Watanobbi, and along the fringes of the environmentally sensitive Council lands of Porters Creek Wetland.
“Council has spent a lot of time getting the construction techniques and the pipeline route right, ensuring that we consider the impacts on directly impacted residents, the environment and the broader community,” Loader said.
“We are looking forward to working collaboratively with the Spiecapag Seymour Whyte Joint Venture to deliver this essential piece of infrastructure for the Central Coast.”
Construction on the pipeline will commence in March but prior to that Council and the builders will hold a series of Community Drop-In Sessions where the community can view plans and ask questions about the project.
Media release, Jan 30
Central Coast Council