Direct connection pipeline: Burdekin to South East Queensland
To meet South East Queensland’s rapidly expanding water needs, in August 2006 the Queensland Government agreed to investigate the feasibility of constructing a pipeline linking the area to the Burdekin Falls Dam in water-rich North Queensland.
Engineering consultants GHD completed the investigation in October 2007, and the report is now available.
Direct connection pipeline: Burdekin to South East Queensland report
The report has been provided split in sections to enable faster download and as a complete PDF to facilitate printing.
Report in sections
- Main report (PDF, 2.3M)*
- Transfer system operational parameters
- Route selection process
- Environmental and social considerations
- Transfer system
- System hydraulics analysis
- Summary conclusions
- Appendix A: Spatial data register (PDF, 51K)*
- Appendix B: INCA model register (PDF, 87K)*
- Appendix C: INCA route analysis results
- Map 1: Base Scenario Constraints (PDF, 1.2M)*
- Map 2: Corridor Suitability (PDF, 1.5M)*
- Map 3: TBL Sensitivity Analysis (PDF, 520K)*
- Map 4: Elevation Sensitivity Analysis (PDF, 335K)*
- Map 5: Provisional Route Options (PDF, 351K)*
- Map 6: Constraints Below 450m Elevation (PDF, 1.2M)*
- Map 7: Corridor Suitability Below 450m Elevation (PDF, 1.5M)*
- Map 8: Pipeline Preliminary Alignment (PDF, 920K)*
- Map 9: Preliminary Pipeline Alignment (PDF, 191K)*
- Appendix D: Preliminary cost estimates (PDF, 86K)*
Alternative energy options
GHD were also asked to prepare a supplementary report on renewable energy options for minimising carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power stations.
* Requires Adobe Reader
Last reviewed 23 March 2011
Last updated 30 April 2008