Urannah Dam




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Urannah Dam
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

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STATUS: Credibly proposed
VALUE: $2.9bn AUD
SECTOR: Water & sewerage
JURISDICTION: QLD, Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

The Urannah Dam is a proposed dam and irrigation network on the Broken River, north-west of Mackay in Central Queensland. The proponent is Bowen River Utilities.

The project would include a new dam on the Broken River with a proposed capacity of up to 1.5 million megalitres, a water pipeline network, and an irrigated 'precinct'. It would also feature a pumped hydro-electricity power scheme in the upper Broken River Valley.

 


 

Key Dates

Dec 2019: Business case development commenced

Late 2021: Business case and impact assessments expected to be completed

2022: Construction to commence

 


 

Funding

Federal Government: $10 million for business case and EIS development

 


 

Project History

May 2020: Queensland Government declared project a Coordinated Project

December 2019: Federal Government provided $10 million to the Bowen Collinsville Enterprise from the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund to develop a business case and environmental impact statement.



Last reviewed: 05/08/2020

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