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Latest News - 2018

20-Nov-2018

Free dam wall walking tours, entertainment and information on how to prepare for extreme weather this summer are all on offer this Saturday 24 November, at the Coolmunda Dam Open Day. Hosted by Sunwater at the Coolmunda Dam picnic area (1) ju.. Read more »


15-Nov-2018

As the water level at Lake Maraboon (Fairbairn Dam) reaches 18.6% capacity, SunWater is reminding recreational users to be aware of submerged hazards and observe the recommended lake closure times from 6pm to 6am daily. We are working with M.. Read more »


03-Oct-2018

SunWater is pleased to announce Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce CEO Jo Sheppard has joined the SunWater board as a Non-executive Director on a three-year term. She brings an intrinsic understanding of regional Queensland from her career experie.. Read more »


24-Sep-2018

SunWater is encouraging parents to keep their kids safe as students get their first taste of fun in the sun this September school holidays at dams across Queensland. SunWater and local Councils manage a raft of recreational facilities at dams.. Read more »


20-Aug-2018

Keep Australia Beautiful Week starts today with a focus on the impact of marine litter – but our dams, weirs and waterways are often where the 10 million tonnes of rubbish dumped in the world’s oceans annually starts its journey. SunWater sta.. Read more »


27-Jul-2018

SunWater has confirmed water allocations for 2018-19 following the completion of final calculations across its 31 water supply schemes. Water allocations indicate the percentage of an irrigation customer’s purchased water entitlement expe.. Read more »


27-Jul-2018

SunWater will undertake aerial herbicide spraying of water hyacinth by helicopter at Lake Tinaroo over the coming weeks in cooperation with Tablelands Regional Council (TRC) and Biosecurity Queensland (BQ). The operation will occur on the wes.. Read more »


05-Jul-2018

Irrigation distribution assets in St George Water Supply Scheme have transitioned to Mallawa Irrigation Ltd as part of a local management arrangement (LMA). SunWater Chief Executive Officer Nicole Hollows said she looked forward to a positive.. Read more »


25-Jun-2018

A 10-year monitoring program commissioned by SunWater after the construction of Paradise Dam in 2005 has confirmed the dam and the surrounding Burnett River remains home to a thriving lungfish community. The species is known for its unique do.. Read more »


20-Jun-2018

SunWater’s water allocations for 2018-19 are predicted to remain mostly steady compared to the same time last year despite lower forecasts across a small number of water supply schemes. Predicted allocations indicate the percentage of an irri.. Read more »


18-Jun-2018

Whitsunday Regional Council (WRC) plans to deliver an exciting array of new recreation facilities at Peter Faust Dam as part of the draft Lake Proserpine Master Plan after taking over management of the recreation area from SunWater. The move .. Read more »


13-Jun-2018

SunWater is pleased to share the highlights of its 2018-19 operating budget, which will include investment across a range of significant new projects and existing infrastructure improvements. SunWater CEO Nicole Hollows said she was excited f.. Read more »


07-Jun-2018

Update: Due to windy conditions spraying of water hyacinth by helicopter at Lake Tinaroo has been delayed. SunWater will provide an update regarding timings for recommencement of the treatment in due course and the Tinaburra boat ramp will re.. Read more »


05-Jun-2018

Theodore irrigators will transition to a local management arrangement (LMA) and become shareholders in Theodore Water Pty Ltd from 1 October 2018. The move will see SunWater irrigation distribution assets in the Dawson Valley Water Supply Sch.. Read more »


31-May-2018

SunWater is pleased to advise repair works to Boondooma Dam spillway are now complete. The works repaired damage sustained during 2011 and 2013 flood events and will help minimise the impact future extreme weather events may have on surroundi.. Read more »


14-May-2018

Two water efficiency projects that will capture up to 14,000ML in water losses from channels in key Queensland irrigation schemes have been awarded funding under the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund (NWIDF). SunWater, with the s.. Read more »


28-Mar-2018

SunWater has offered its full support to irrigator owned company Mallawa Irrigation Ltd as irrigators this month have accepted the offer to own and operate irrigation channels in the St George Water Supply Scheme (WSS). The offer received mor.. Read more »


22-Feb-2018

SunWater is today reminding users of Lake Tinaroo that reduced speed limits are still in effect across most of the lake due to underwater hazards exacerbated by recent unauthorised tree clearing. While the water level of the lake has risen i.. Read more »


24-Jan-2018

As the water level at Lake Tinaroo declines towards a ten year low at 36 per cent, SunWater is warning people over the Australia Day weekend to observe the six knot speed limit or risk injury from underwater hazards. The warning comes as SunWa.. Read more »


16-Jan-2018

SunWater has launched a community education initiative this week to encourage Queensland residents to ‘Be Rain Ready’, with almost six out of 10 people admitting they are not fully prepared for the wet season. A recent SunWater survey* indica.. Read more »


11-Jan-2018

Efforts to improve the safety of Lake Tinaroo for recreational users are progressing, with an underwater survey approved by SunWater that could extend areas gazetted for high-speed boating. The survey was approved in light of the growing safet.. Read more »


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