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Mar 04, 2020
State pours $10m into Burdekin water project

State pours $10m into Burdekin water project

A $10 million State funding injection will help Burdekin Shire Council establish a new long-term water source after local water contamination issues. Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced the funds to move Ayr and Brandon’s main water storage to the racecourse area in South Ayr. It comes after the discovery in 2018 of elevated… ...

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Oct 11, 2019
Priority projects need push from the Commonwealth

Priority projects need push from the Commonwealth

MITEZ is lobbying for ‘a bigger push from the Commonwealth’ for a range of advanced North West Queensland projects to become a reality. MITEZ (Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Zone) chief executive officer Glen Graham was among those addressing hearings in Townsville and Mount Isa this week of the Senate Select Committee inquiry into the… ...

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Oct 07, 2019
Dam aspirations set in stone at Hughenden

Dam aspirations set in stone at Hughenden

Representatives from three levels of government have unveiled a foundation stone representing the future site of the Hughenden Irrigation Scheme. The Hughenden Irrigation Project Corporation (HIPCo) is continuing to advance the project after a funding pledge of $180 million from Prime Minister Scott Morrison late last year. A dam would be built about 15km north… ...

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Feb 05, 2019
Flooded Flinders River a dam fine site

Flooded Flinders River a dam fine site

The mighty flow in the Flinders River this week has highlighted the potential power of a planned 400,000 megalitre dam and hydroelectricity project for Hughenden. Seeing the river in flood this week, HIPCo chair Shane McCarthy couldn’t help remark that it was a shame the project hadn’t been able to start two years ago. The… ...

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