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Bolger Bay Water Pumping Station

Securing an island’s fresh water supply for 50 years

  • 1.8

    Metre Underwater Pipe

  • 50

    Year Lifespan

  • Magnetic Island, North Queensland, Australia

    Magnetic Island, North Queensland, Australia

Water flows for Magnetic Island thanks to a robust design for a critical pipeline

Magnetic Island in Queensland’s tropical north may be surrounded by sparkling blue water, but without a desalinization plant, that water is undrinkable. Instead, potable fresh water is pumped to the island from the mainland water supply of Townsville by the Bolger Bay pump station.

With a need to replace the aging pump station, we were engaged by Townsville City Council to provide design and working plans for the second stage of the main replacement at the Bolger Bay station. Our team completed a design that recommended suitable materials for the 1.8-kilometre pipeline to be robust and able to withstand saltwater exposure, hard soils, and hot tropical conditions for a projected lifetime of 50 years.

Magnetic Island is a popular island holiday destination for many communities in North Queensland. With secure water supplies, the island and its communities can continue to provide the services and holiday experiences locals and tourists seek.

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Meet Our Team

Brendan Melita, Branch Manager, Townsville

I enjoy working on legacy projects to help create a community for my children, and their future children to grow up in and enjoy.

Claudia Brassard, Business Leader – Community Development, Regional Queensland

I’m passionate about building high-functioning teams with a shared purpose.
Claudia Brassard Business Leader – Community Development, Regional Queensland Read More

Brendan Melita

Branch Manager, Townsville

Claudia Brassard

Business Leader – Community Development, Regional Queensland

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