Mapoon Water Supply Facilities Upgrades

Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council appointed Black and More to manage upgrades to Mapoon’s water supply facilities. These new facilities include the construction of a new 1.2ML water reservoir and upgrade to the water treatment plant including a SCADA control system.

Mapoon’s water supply is drawn from groundwater supply bores and the existing reservoir is proving too small for the community. The additional storage capacity is intended to provide a level of redundancy in the event of power outages or other emergency situations.

The upgrades to the water treatment plant and provision of a SCADA system allows the water treatment process to be fully automated and controlled remotely. Previously the water treatment had to be monitored regularly and required manual operations.

This project has brought Mapoon’s water supply to 21st century standards and provides the population of Mapoon with reliable source of potable water for years to come.


Torres Strait Major Infrastructure Program

Program development and management of an awarded program to deliver health infrastructure projects across 20 island communities. Over 60 projects delivered comprising water treatment and supply; sewerage reticulation; roads, stormwater and subdivisions

MIP6 NPARC Bamaga Sewerage Lagoons Upgrade and Regional Waste Facility

Black & More are managing the delivery of the upgrade works to the Bamaga Sewerage Lagoons and construction of the new Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) Regional Waste Facility.  The Bamaga Sewerage Lagoons Upgrade involves the expansion of existing primary and secondary treatment ponds and increase in effluent disposal area. The NPA Regional Waste Facility project involves construction of a new landfill facility at Injinoo, new waste transfer station at Umagico and the closure of the existing landfill facility at Umagico.

Army Aboriginal Capacity Assistance Program – Laura

Technical advisor to the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. Black & More worked with Army and the community to deliver a reticulated sewerage system and treatement plant; a multipurpose administration building and sporting facilities.

Indigenous State Infrastructure Program Technical Advisor

Black & More was engaged by the State Government to advise on project identification, delivery methodology, design and documentation and construction. The projects included water, sewerage and solid waste infrastructure in remote Indigenous communities across the State.

Lockhart River Engineering Services

Black & More acts in the role of Consulting Engineer to Council and oversees the delivery of multiple civil and building engineering projects.

Peninsula Development Road: Water Points Evaluation

Black & More undertook engineering inspections of ‘water points’ on the route of the Peninsula Development Road stretching the length of Cape York Peninsula. These inspections informed the planning of major construction works aimed at sealing the PDR for the first time.