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Latest News - 2017


A hip hop music video featuring local students and community members has been filmed in St George to spread the message about weir safety, following an incident that nearly cost a family four young lives. The distressing incident at Jack Tayl.. Read more »


St George families took advantage of the unique opportunity to see E.J. Beardmore Dam close-up on guided walking tours at the dam open day hosted by Balonne Shire Council and SunWater on Saturday 28 October. Approximately 120 people of all ag.. Read more »


A free community event will be held at E.J. Beardmore Dam this Saturday 28 October to raise awareness about keeping safe this storm season, while enjoying family entertainment and activities. The event is a joint initiative of the Balonne Shir.. Read more »


Around 180 locals made their way to Tinaroo Falls Dam last Saturday 21 October for an information day hosted by regional water company SunWater and Tablelands Regional Council. The relaxed event was an opportunity for the locals to learn more.. Read more »


Tablelands residents are invited to a day of family entertainment and activities while learning how to keep safe this storm season at the Tinaroo Falls Dam Open Day on Saturday 21 October. A joint initiative of the Tablelands Regional Council.. Read more »


Inglewood families took advantage of the unique opportunity to see the Coolmunda Dam close-up on guided walking tours while enjoying the free family entertainment at the dam open day hosted by SunWater on Saturday, 14 October. Narrowly avoidi.. Read more »


Inglewood residents will have a unique opportunity to see Coolmunda Dam from a different angle and learn how to prepare for the coming storm season at a community fun day this Saturday 14 October from 10am to 2pm. An initiative of SunWater, t.. Read more »


A community information day is being held at Kinchant Dam next Saturday 7 October to give locals the chance to see Kinchant Dam operations first-hand and get information on how to prepare for the summer wet season. Attendees will have a rare .. Read more »


Nathan Dam, a SunWater proposed dam to supply water for industrial development and urban communities in Central Queensland, has been granted environmental approvals, marking a significant milestone in determining the viability of the Nathan Dam a.. Read more »


SunWater has welcomed today’s interim report by the Townsville Water Security Taskforce into the short, medium and long-term water security solutions for Townsville. SunWater CEO Nicole Hollows said SunWater recognises the impact of drought c.. Read more »


SunWater has welcomed today’s findings of the independent assessment by Queensland Chief Scientist, Professor Suzanne Miller into the operation of Kinchant Dam and community warning systems during Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March this year. A.. Read more »


SunWater irrigation customers are expected to see only minor changes in water allocations in the 2017-18 water year, with late wet season inflows providing a boost for some of the state’s key water storages. The announced allocation for the m.. Read more »


SunWater welcomes the Queensland State Government’s announcement of more than $100 million for improvement works at the Burdekin Falls Dam, and an additional $100 million investment into the proposed hydro-electric power station. SunWater Cha.. Read more »


The first in a series of upgrades to ensure Burdekin Falls Dam continues to operate safely in the future have commenced. More than 260 drains will be cleaned and widened and an additional 162 drains will be added to the lower gallery and down.. Read more »


Landholders adjacent to Fairbairn Dam will be the first to access a new extended 30-year licence agreement to use SunWater’s flood margin land for grazing, providing greater long-term surety for capital investments to manage the land. A revie.. Read more »


The SunWater Board of Directors and Executive Management has today welcomed the State Government’s announcement of plans to build a hydro-electric power station at Burdekin Falls Dam in the State’s far north. SunWater Chairman Leith Boully sa.. Read more »


JOINT STATEMENT Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Economic Development The Honourable Bill Byrne Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply The Honour.. Read more »


Australian engineering firm Mulligan Geotechnical Pty Ltd. has been appointed to a $8.5 million maintenance works project on the Burdekin Falls Dam to ensure it continues to operate safely in the future. With a storage capacity of up to 1,860.. Read more »


The SunWater board of directors and management has today welcomed the State Government’s announcement and appointment of the Queensland Chief Scientist, Professor Suzanne Miller to undertake an independent assessment into the operation of Kinchan.. Read more »


SunWater today expressed compassion and sympathy for all residents impacted by the devastating effects of Tropical Cyclone Debbie and the subsequent rain depression that has caused flooding from North Queensland, through South East Queensland and.. Read more »


SunWater is working with the Banana Shire Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) and providing regular updates regarding the outflows from Kroombit and Callide dams to assist the LDMG's management of flooding throughout the shire. SunWater CE.. Read more »


SunWater advises that controlled outflows from Callide Dam commenced this morning. Based on the reduction in inflows that are now being observed, it is expected the dam level will start to decline late on Thursday afternoon. As a result, the gate.. Read more »


Inflows into Mary River Barrage and Boondooma Dam have provided drought affected irrigators in the Boyne River and Maryborough region a temporary relief from the medium priority water cut-off, following recent rainfall in the catchments. Mary.. Read more »


The most popular page on the SunWater website has today been relaunched with some new design features. The Water Storage Levels (/__data/win/reports/win_storages.htm) page provides daily updates on current capacity and flows for SunWater-owne.. Read more »

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