Mareeba Dimbulah irrigation efficiency project exceeds expectations delivering more water for growers

Thirty-eight per cent more water than expected will be available for Tablelands growers as part of the $32.54 million Mareeba Dimbulah water efficiency project.

Delivered by Sunwater, the water-saving project replaced 14 kilometres of pipeline, installed 125 automated irrigation channel control gates and upgraded 157 water offtakes. The project was jointly funded by the Queensland ($20.94 million) and Australian Governments ($11.6 million).

Rigorous water validation assessments have confirmed at least 11,500 megalitres will be saved annually, far exceeding the project target of 8,306 megalitres.

More information on this project and making the additional water available for sale is available in this Ministerial media release.