Clayton Utz and Minter Ellison have advised on an agreement to ensure the provision of permanent water services to Curtis Island.
The agreement was made between the Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB), Gladstone Regional Council (GRC) and Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) and will support APLNG's liquid natural gas facility in Gladstone.
Services that will be developed under the agreement include a water pipeline, owned and operated by the GAWB, to provide fresh water to the island; and another pipeline, owned and operated by the GRC, which will transport and process wastewater from the liquid natural gas facility.
Both pipelines are expected to commence construction in September and be completed in mid-2012.
Minters major projects partner Ross Landsberg assisted GAWB and GRC to develop the Common Use Infrastructure Agreement, with associate Karen Walters in Brisbane.
Minters construction partner Julie Whitehead negotiated and drafted the construction contract packages, along with senior associate Mark Wheelahan and associate Irina Stepanova in Brisbane.
Clayton Utz partners Keira Brenan and Fraser Moss acted for APLNG.