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Construction will begin soon to replace a section of the sewer main at the top of Mazlin Hill, near Summit Avenue, in Airlie Beach.
The works will involve drilling into the hill to replace a section of pipeline, to improve the performance of the sewer system and reduce ongoing maintenance costs.
The upgrade will begin mid-June and is expected to be completed by mid-September 2017, weather and construction issues permitting.
Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor, Andrew Willcox, said these major works will have significant long-term benefits to the Airlie Beach community.
“This job is not just about upgrading our sewer system, but also improving our services and future-proofing some key infrastructure,” he said.
“Council understands there may be residents affected by these works, however all effort will be made to reduce the impacts to the community.”
The works will take place Monday to Saturday, between 6.30am and 6.30pm.
Local residents may notice some noise from onsite machinery and traffic disruption from trucks turning into the site from Shute Harbour Road, throughout the construction period.
There will be no road closures as part of these works, and pedestrians will continue to have full access to the footpath over Mazlin Hill into Airlie Beach.
Signage will be in place around the work site and on Shute Harbour Road to advise motorists and residents.
GCE Contractors Pty Ltd, a specialist engineering company from Brisbane, will be undertaking the work on behalf of Council.
More information about the project can be found at http://yoursay.whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au or call Council on (07) 4945 0200 for further details.
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