October 2019

QMF Construction was awarded the contract by UGL Engineering to carry out various concrete works on the Mirani Water Recycling Facility Upgrade in the township of Mirani situated in the Mackay region of Queensland.

This important upgrade will ensure the facility is able to support the growing Mirani and Marian area for years to come

The MWRF’s capacity will be upgraded from 3500 Equivalent People (EP) to 7000 EP, with the possibility to extend to 10,000 EP when required.

The system will also provide recycled water for unrestricted irrigation of golf courses and cane farms that complies with the Department of Environment and Science (DES) guidelines

Council’s Mirani Water Recycling Facility currently provides recycled water to the Pioneer Valley Golf Club and a cane farm.

The upgrades to the MWRF are expected to be operational by May 2020

Scope of works on this project included but was not limited to:

  • Erection of pre-cast concrete structures

  • Infilling works (formwork, reo, concrete)

  • Waterproofing and other various other small concrete works

The facility is a test case for the local use of semi precast concrete panels. UGL was introducing innovative technologies on site, using semi precast panels to form the treatment tanks. This technology has been in use in the United Kingdom for about 20 years, and the Mirani site will be a test case for the use of the panels in Australia.

Works completed October 2019

Project contact:  – UGL – Liam Swain/Cheyne Crosby