June 2015




Banana region, Queensland

Banana Shire Water Main Replacement

In February 2012, Chris Buckley Plumbing was awarded a contract to replace water mains throughout the Banana Shire Council for the remainder of the financial year with an option to extend the contract for a further 12months. That option was taken up by council.

A similar contract was also awarded to Chris Buckley Plumbing in 2013 which was completed in June 2015. Over this period, Chris Buckley Plumbing was required to install kilometers of new water mains to replace the ageing existing infrastructure in the towns of Biloela, Moura, Taroom, Baralaba, Wowan, Goovigen, Thangool and Theodore.

All works to complete the projects were undertaken by Chris Buckley Plumbing including laying of new mains, connection of new mains to existing mains, connection of services to residences and business, community notification and consultation, pressure testing and chlorination, GPS survey and reinstatement of roadways, driveways and footpaths.

A combination of PVC, PE and DICL pipe was used throughout the project with a range of size from 100mm to 300mm. This project provided our company and staff with an invaluable amount of experience working with water main infrastructure as well as developing an excellent working relationship with the Banana Shire Council.