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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Rookwood Weir Landholder Support Program

Distribution of water in a field

A dedicated Landholder Support Program has launched to assist Central Queensland farmers bid for water from the new Rookwood Weir. The program will be facilitated on behalf of Sunwater and by Advance Rockhampton, the economic development, investment, and industry growth unit of Rockhampton Regional Council. Further information regarding the program was included in a media statement […]

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Sunwater land grant backs Iona Rural Fire Brigade

Fairbairn Dam Fire Bridage Shed

Sunwater has provided a parcel of land at its Fairbairn Dam near Emerald, along with $200,000 to the Iona Rural Fire Brigade to assist with emergency response and develop required facilities and infrastructure. Further information on this grant is detailed in the media statement released by the Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing and Minister […]

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