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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Statement regarding positive COVID-19 case at Rookwood Weir site

Sunwater logo

Sunwater’s priority is the safety of its people, customers, delivery partners and the community. All employees currently on-site at Rookwood Weir are isolating in individual rooms and will remain in quarantine for 14 days. Each ensuite room has an individual air-conditioning unit and workers are allowed outside by themselves for fresh air but there is […]

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Bundaberg water allocations announced


Sunwater has today released the Bundaberg Water Supply Scheme announced allocations for the 2021-22 water year. Medium priority allocations for the Burnett sub-scheme (Paradise Dam) are 22 per cent. Medium priority allocations for the Kolan sub-scheme (Fred Haigh Dam) are 98 per cent. High priority allocations for both sub-schemes are 100 per cent. Allocations are […]

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Essential work reduces safety risk at Paradise Dam

Paradise Dam

A significant milestone has been reached on work at Paradise Dam near Bundaberg to improve the safety of downstream communities. Sunwater has completed a range of activities on the dam spillway, strengthening the structure and reducing the risk of dam failure. A 600mm concrete crest has been constructed on the dam wall, finalising a 5.8m […]

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