Construction of the new Gregory River Water Treatment Plant is moving forward with more than six thousand man-hours spent on the project since November last year.
The plant is set to benefit thousands of homes and businesses in the Childers and Woodgate area when it is up and running in 2021.
Bundaberg Regional Council's Major Projects, project manager, Craig Sheather said a range of works were currently being undertaken at the site.
“So far we have undertaken approximately 350 cubic metres of structural concrete works and we will also soon be moving on to pipe work,' he said.
“Future works will involve fit out of structures and other elements to finish the facility.”
Craig said the aim of the new plant was to improve water quality in the Woodgate and Childers areas and to also provide security of water for the future.
He said with construction well underway, the project was expected to be complete by the middle of next year.
“It is definitely great to see the works now starting above ground, rather than what we had previously been doing below ground,” he said.
“It makes it a lot more visually appealing in regards to what is being achieved.”
The project has been identified as one of the largest local government infrastructure investments in the area's history, with $18 million slated for its construction.
While work is undertaken, the existing treatment plant is still operational so water supply is maintained to residents.
Craig said rainy days and wind had presented some challenges to the new project but construction was still progressing at a fast pace.
“We have a targeted completion time in the first half of next year, by the end of May,” he said.
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