Hornick Constructions was due to start work on Monday on building a new 1.7 megalitre drinking water reservoir on the site of the old reservoir in High Street, Lawrence.
Hornick Constructions, a Brisbane-based reservoir construction company, was awarded the tender in June this year however have not been able to physically access the site due to COVID border restrictions until now.
The new reservoir will take around 5 months to construct and when completed the community of Lawrence will have a reliable and safe backup water supply.
The reservoir will be 16m high, almost 13m wide, and constructed from locally sourced concrete. Council is ensuring that other local suppliers will also be used during the project, where possible.
The $1.952 million project is due to be completed by the end of June next year.