The Lower Fitzroy River Infrastructure Project is investigating new water storage infrastructure, specifically weirs, on the Fitzroy River. This potential development was identified in the Central Queensland Regional Water Supply Strategy to help meet future demand for water from urban populations, industry and agriculture in Rockhampton, Gladstone and the Capricorn Coast.
SunWater is working in conjunction with the Gladstone Area Water Board to investigate the options for water infrastructure on the Fitzroy River.
The project encompasses two sites – Eden Bann Weir and Rookwood Crossing. The potential development options that are being investigated are:
- Raising the existing Eden Bann Weir to a number of levels
- Constructing a new weir near Rookwood Crossing, again with a number of levels being considered
- Options comprising a combination of the above
The feasibility of the options for new water infrastructure at these sites will focus on whether these options will provide an increase in water reliability and security for existing regional water users and enable further regional development.
For more information on the project and to view the project’s website, visit www.fitzroyweirs.com.au.