Darumbal agreement delivers an enduring legacy

The Queensland Government and the Darumbal People Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC – the Traditional Custodians of the land at the Rookwood Weir site – have signed an Indigenous Land Use Agreement that will deliver benefits to the Darumbal People for generations to come.  Further information regarding the agreement was included in a government media statement. […]

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Forty local jobs up for grabs at Rookwood Weir

Rookwood Weir site worker

Central Queensland workers stand to benefit with a number of jobs soon to be up for grabs as part of the $367.2 million Rookwood Weir project. Employment opportunities at the weir come with highly competitive pay rates and conditions, as well attractive roster arrangements. Further information regarding the opportunities available are included in this government […]

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Rookwood Weir landholder support program recipients announced

Rookwood aerial

Central Queensland farmers are tapping into a program that will help them bid for water from Rookwood Weir. More than 40 Lower Fitzroy landholders have successfully applied for the initiative to better understand the opportunities available to them from the new infrastructure. Further information regarding the program was included in a government media statement. […]

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Multi-million-dollar irrigation project saves water for growth

A $32.54 million efficiency project to enhance water delivery to more than 17,000 hectares of Far North Queensland farmland has been completed. The Mareeba Dimbulah Efficiency Improvement Project, undertaken by Sunwater, has upgraded infrastructure so that more of the precious resource will go to growers in the Atherton Tablelands. Further information regarding the project was […]

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Playing safe this summer on Queensland’s waterways

Jack Taylor Weir

Recreational dam and lake users are being urged to take care this summer as wet conditions continue to impact waterways across regional Queensland. With rising water levels at many of Sunwater’s water storages, underwater hazards and rapidly changing conditions may present a serious safety risk. The warning comes ahead of an expected busy holiday season, […]

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Sunwater Board appointments

Lisa Caffery

Sunwater is pleased to announce the appointment of two experienced Directors to its Board. Lisa Caffrey has joined as a Director and Chair, while Leeha James becomes Sunwater’s sixth Director. Ms Caffery is passionate about community engagement in regional Queensland. She has a background in stakeholder relations, performance management and social research, catering to corporate, […]

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First concrete pours underway at Rookwood Weir

Rookwood concrete pour

Overnight the first concrete pours for the foundations of the Rookwood Weir commenced. This marks another major construction milestone for the $367.2 million project, which will unlock thousands of megalitres of water to increase waster security, expand irrigated agricultural production and drive new employment and economic opportunities across Central Queensland. Further information regarding this Rookwood Weir […]

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