Regional water infrastructure and program of works
Regional water infrastructure projects
In December 2007, the Governor-in-Council approved the Establishment of Program of Works, Statewide Water Grid, Regional Water Infrastructure Projects, Notification (No 3) 2007 (2007 Program of Works (PDF)*) for regional water infrastructure projects.
The Program of Works was established to investigate the development of specified projects through to business case stage.
The Program of Works projects are:
- raising the existing Eden Bann Weir
- proposed Rookwood Weir (Fitzroy River)
- proposed Fitzroy - Gladstone Pipeline
- proposed Connors River Dam and pipelines (decision not to proceed announced 27 July 2012)
- proposed Nathan Dam (Dawson River) and associated pipelines
- raising of Kinchant Dam
- proposed Water for Bowen
- proposed Water for Proserpine
- proposed Nullinga Dam (Walsh River).
On 5 January 2010, administrative responsibility for the Program of Works projects was transferred from the Department of Infrastructure and Planning (DIP) to the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM).
In June 2011, following a review by DERM and the Coordinator-General, the Program of Works was amended (2011 Program of Works (PDF)*) to reflect current project and State needs, timelines and management.
Current quarterly progress reports
Project updates are available in the quarterly progress reports. Current quarterly progress reports are available below.
- Connors River Dam and pipelines—feasibility project (PDF, 72K)*
- Fitzroy to Gladstone pipeline—feasibility project (PDF, 63K)*
- Kinchant Dam raising—pre-feasibility project (PDF, 56K)*
- Lower Fitzroy River infrastructure project (PDF, 70K)* (Raising Eden Bann Weir and Rookwood Weir)
- Nathan Dam—feasibility project (PDF, 61K)*
- Nullinga Dam—pre-feasibility project (PDF, 56K)*
- Water for Bowen—feasibility project (PDF, 59K)*
- Water for Proserpine—feasibility project (PDF, 57K)*.
Previous quarterly progress reports
Progress reports since November 2009 can be accessed via the links below.
Progress reports up to November 2009 are available on the DSDIP website.
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Last updated 29 August 2012