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Burdekin Haughton Water Supply Scheme Update Feasibility Study

Utilising a $1.915 million grant from the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund, Sunwater undertook a feasibility study to address key issues facing the scheme, as well as the long-term environmental and economic sustainability of the region.

What was involved?

A range of potential options to improve supply outcomes were assessed, including:

  • an upgrade of the Haughton main channel
  • additional pipelines and balancing storages
  • targeted channel lining to prevent seepage
  • groundwater dewatering and re-use.

Major milestones

  • The feasibility report was finalised in June 2018.

Location

Burdekin Falls Dam, North Queensland
Approximately 200km south of Townsville.