Sunwater immediately commenced preparatory activities for the Rookwood Weir project when it was appointed construction authority, marketer and operator by the Queensland Government in July 2018. This included establishing a dedicated project team.
A number of road upgrades to enable construction of the weir are underway, including the Capricorn Highway intersection upgrade at Gogango and the upgrade at Thirsty Creek Road. The Riverslea Bridge upgrade is expected to be completed in mid-2021.
Land and environmental approvals are progressing, while a request for Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) extension has been submitted and approved. A revised Social Impact Assessment was submitted to the Coordinator-General’s office in early May 2020 for approval before works commence.
Sunwater entered into the alliance for the main weir package in September 2020 and early works commenced in late 2020.
Construction is expected to be completed and weir commissioned and operational by end of 2023.