Last weekend I shot a quick news video (both ground and aerials) for Townsville City Council showing the new pipes that will be laid as part of the HPDP. The footage was shown on all local TV networks along with a still image from the job being published in the local Townsville Bulletin newspaper. This project "involves the duplication of a fully functioning and sustainable 36.5km pipeline from the Haughton Pump Station to the Ross River Dam.
A backup to the Ross River Dam, the HPDP will provide a bulk raw water supply link to the Burdekin Haughton Water Supply Scheme. The pipeline is capable of pumping raw water into the Ross River Dam to augment or “top up” water levels during periods of very low rainfall."