Urannah Dam

Detailed Planning
Urannah Dam

The Urannah Dam project will be located on the Broken River, 80 kilometres west of Mackay in Central Queensland, and will involve the construction of:

  • a gravity fed dam with water storage capacity of up to 1,500,000 megalitres
  • a water distribution network from the proposed dam to Peter Faust Dam and on to Bowen and Abbot Point in the north, and to Eungella Dam and Moranbah in the south
  • an irrigated agricultural development area of up to 25,000 hectares
  • pumped hydro-electric power storage and power generation infrastructure, and
  • ancillary works and infrastructure.

Key Dates

Jul 2022 Expected Construction Commencement

Funding contributions

Federal Government


Jun 2019 The Bowen Collinsville Enterprise submitted the Preliminary Business Case to the Queensland Government.
Dec 2019 The Federal Government provided $10 million to the Bowen Collinsville Enterprise to develop a Detailed Business Case and Environmental Impact Statement. The funding was provided from the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund.
May 2020 The Queensland Government declared the project as a Coordinated Project.
Jul 2021 The Federal Government committed a further $12.65 million towards the business case for the project, bringing its total contribution to $22.65 million.
Estimated Total Cost
Water & Sewerage
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Queensland | National |