Nogoa Mackenzie water auction underway

Water customers in the Nogoa Mackenzie region can purchase unused high priority water allocations with Sunwater making 347 megalitres of water available for temporary trade through an online auction. The water is being auctioned in parcels on the Water Exchange platform until Friday 27 November 2020. The purchased water will be available for use in […]

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Fairbairn Dam upgrade enhances safety

Fairbairn Dam

A five-year project to strengthen one of Central Queensland’s biggest dams has been completed. The $170 million upgrade at Emerald’s 48-year-old Fairbairn Dam will ensure it can better withstand large flood events. “I am delighted to confirm the critical Fairbairn Dam Improvement Project, which began in 2016, has been finished ahead of schedule,” Sunwater Chief […]

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Paradise Dam supply level update

Sunwater has updated Paradise Dam’s supply level and current capacity to reflect the height of the dam wall. This is necessary to provide clarity for operational and safety matters, and to ensure the community has access to accurate and consistent information. In the event of extreme weather conditions, it is important that 100% capacity represents […]

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Sunwater enters an Enforceable Undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman

Sunwater has admitted to the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) that it contravened the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) by failing to pay some employees in accordance with the SunWater 2015-2018 Enterprise Agreement (the EA) and its predecessor industrial agreements. These underpayments arose as a result of Sunwater incorrectly determining that some Individual Employment Contract employees […]

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Proposed raising of Burdekin Falls Dam declared a coordinated project

Sunwater welcomes the Queensland’s Coordinator-General decision to declare the Burdekin Falls Dam Raising Project a coordinated project. Burdekin Falls Dam, located 200 km south of Townsville, is the largest dam in Queensland at four times the capacity of Sydney Harbour. The project is a proposal to raise the existing dam as a potential means to […]

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Sunwater welcomes new CEO

The Sunwater Board welcomes accomplished infrastructure executive Glenn Stockton AM as our Chief Executive Officer. Mr Stockton brings more than 35 years of leadership experience to the company charged with the responsibility for providing critical water resources to communities and industry across the state. Chairman Leith Boully said Mr Stockton’s experience will enable Sunwater to […]

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