Boggabilla to Toomelah Water Transfer System

Cost: $2.46M

Contractor: Coastal Works

Client: Moree Plains Shire Council

Client Referee: Graham Macpherson

Coastal Works was contracted by Moree Plain Shire Council to construct a bi-directional water transfer system to ensure potable water security for the towns of Boggabilla and Toomelah. The length of the water mains was approximately 18 km requiring two (2) pumping stations and connections into the existing water reticulation systems in both communities.

The community at Toomelah is predominately indigenous and Coastal Works employed Toomelah locals to supplement the work teams. This opportunity allowed the locals to gain skills that otherwise would be difficult to obtain.

The isolation of the project meant that construction crews had to carefully plan deliveries to ensure that the project was always moving forward. The water main construction was completed in 6 weeks rather than the 12 weeks initially programmed.