Public comment now open for Burdekin Falls Dam Raising EIS draft terms of reference

Burdekin Falls Dam

Sunwater is pleased to advise that Queensland’s Coordinator-General has released the draft terms of reference for public comment on the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Burdekin Falls Dam Raising Project.

The Burdekin Falls Dam Raising Project is a proposal to raise the existing Burdekin Falls Dam as a potential means to increase water supply in the Burdekin and surrounding regions.

The draft terms of reference prepared by the Coordinator-General sets out the matters that Sunwater must address when preparing the EIS. The EIS will assess the potential environmental, economic and social impacts and benefits the project may have on the region. The EIS will also assess proposals to avoid, minimise and/or offset potential impacts.

Comments on the draft terms of reference can be formally submitted through the link below. Comments will be accepted between Monday 30 November 2020 and Friday 29 January 2021.

Further information about the terms of reference and EIS process is also available on the Coordinator-General’s website, here.

For assistance accessing an online version or for a hard copy of draft terms of reference you can visit the following libraries:

  • Burdekin Library, 108 Graham St Ayr
  • Charters Towers Library, 130 Gill St Lissner
  • Townsville Library, 4 Petunia Street Aitkenvale.

View the draft terms of reference and submit your comments here.

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