Water Minister Graham Jacobs today announced all remaining unsewered areas of Quinns Rocks would be provided with infill services in the next two years, funded from the State Government’s $100million Infill Sewerage Program.
Dr Jacobs said work on the biggest of the three projects - more than 350 lots bounded by Hazel and Robinson avenues, Tapping Way and View Terrace - was expected to begin in April 2011.
Building contracts for the other two areas - one adjacent to the Quinns Rock Primary School and the other near Driftwood Rise and Graham Road - were expected to be awarded later in 2011.
The Minister said the overall program would result in more than 500 lots being serviced at an estimated cost of about $5million. It was expected $2million would be spent on works in the remainder of this financial year and the balance in 2011-12.
“I am very pleased to announce Quinns Rocks as the fourth project to be awarded under the revamped program and the third for the 2010-11 year, following those at Port Hedland, Dawesville and Spearwood,” he said.
“More importantly, when these works are complete, the Quinns Rocks part of the Infill Sewerage Program will be finished.”
The Minister said detailed design work was complete for the biggest of the projects allowing for a revised preliminaries to works to be issued and a contract awarded within the next four months.
Preliminaries to works would also be issued for the two smaller projects, with design work expected to continue for the next few months before contracts were put out to tender.
Dr Jacobs said to enable a further rapid roll-out of the program to other areas, the Government had allocated $2.1million to ensure the Water Corporation was able to undertake investigation and design work for priority areas to get them ‘shovel ready’.
“We will continue to examine priority areas and the allocation of this money allows for a head start on projects in the areas selected,” he said.
“I expect further announcements on projects in the next few months.”
The corporation will shortly inform the local community of details of the Quinns Rocks projects.
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