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Sep 02, 2020
Labor puts Bradfield scheme to expert panel

Labor puts Bradfield scheme to expert panel

An expert panel chaired by Professor Ross Garnaut will conduct a comprehensive examination of the proposed Bradfield inland irrigation scheme under a new State Government initiative. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the independent panel, which will also include Queensland Farmers Federation chief executive officer Dr Georgina Davis and James Cook University Professor Allan Dale. “Projects ...

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Aug 21, 2020
Business case backs Big Rocks Weir to unlock North Queensland’s potential

Business case backs Big Rocks Weir to unlock North Queensland’s potential

The Big Rocks Weir business case was released to the Australian and Queensland Governments today, marking an important milestone in delivering more irrigation and water security for North Queensland. The Australian Government stood ready to deliver its commitment of up to $30 million for half the construction costs of the Big Rocks Weir said Deputy Prime… ...

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Jul 10, 2020
Premise to guide final stage of dam planning

Premise to guide final stage of dam planning

Engineering consultancy Premise has been appointed to oversee the final planning stages of Emu Swamp Dam, south-west of Stanthorpe. The $52 million Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP) will deliver a 12,000 megalitre dam at Emu Swamp and 117km of pipeline to provide water to 51 agribusiness customers and bring wide-reaching benefits to the region. When… ...

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Jun 24, 2020
Funds flow for Lakeland irrigation study

Funds flow for Lakeland irrigation study

The first instalment is heading to the bank to back a $10 million investigation for the Lakeland irrigation project in Far North Queensland. State Natural Resources Minister Anthony Lynham said Regional Development Australia Far North would this week receive the first payment from a National Water Infrastructure Development Fund (NWIDF) grant to develop the business… ...

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Jun 10, 2020
Move helps pave way for Urannah Dam works

Move helps pave way for Urannah Dam works

The $2.9 billion Urannah Dam project has jumped an administrative hurdle, with agreement reached between the State and Federal Governments on construction milestones. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen said minor amendments to the bilateral agreement on water to speed up processes and release funds had been signed off by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister… ...

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May 07, 2020
Business case launched for Lakeland Irrigation Scheme

Business case launched for Lakeland Irrigation Scheme

A formal agreement between the Federal and State governments has paved the way for work to start on a business case for the proposed Lakeland Irrigation Scheme. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the scheme would drive further investment and economic activity right across the Lakeland Irrigation area, boosting agriculture, the local economy and regional… ...

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May 07, 2020
Special project status for $2.9b CQ dam proposal

Special project status for $2.9b CQ dam proposal

The proposed $2.9 billion Urannah Dam in Central Queensland has been declared a coordinated project, with the potential to create up to 1200 jobs during construction. The State Government said the project would now go through an impact assessment process to determine any significant environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts it may have on the… ...

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