Rookwood Weir Water Sales

Rookwood Weir Project

Fitzroy River

Sunwater is committed to delivering water for prosperity, benefiting Central Queensland communities, agriculture and industrial enterprise.

Rookwood Weir water sales

Once complete, Rookwood Weir will be the largest weir operated by Sunwater in regional Queensland. This valuable new water source will bring much-needed water security as well as economic growth and jobs for Central Queenslanders.

In May 2020, Sunwater invited landholders and investors to discuss their water needs and the opportunity to secure a water allocation from Rookwood Weir through a two-step process:

  1. Tender One: lots of 500 ML and greater – opportunity to purchase upwards of 30,000 megalitres (ML) of medium priority (MP) water for agricultural and non-urban use. Tender One closed at 4:00pm, 21 July 2020.
  2. Tender Two (2022): smaller lots of less than 500 ML – expressions of interest now open.

Tender One (July 2020): lots of 500 ML and greater

The Invitation to Tender (ITT) for Tender One closed on 21 July 2020. Unsold water allocations from this initial sales process (Tender One) will be made available in the second tender process (Tender Two), which is expected to be held in 2022.

Tender Two (2022): smaller lots of less than 500 ML

A minimum of 7,500 ML of MP water allocations per annum is expected to be made available for Tender Two, plus any additional water unsold in Tender One (subject to requirements of other urban and industrial customers).

The Expression of Interest (EOI) process is now open for landholders to nominate their interest in obtaining assistance from Sunwater to prepare for Tender Two. Further information is available in the Rookwood Weir Water Allocation Sales – Landholder Expression of Interestbrochure.

The EOI form requests the same information as the Registration of Interest (ROI) form released in May 2020. Landholders who have submitted an ROI form do not need to submit an EOI form.

Expression of Interest for Tender Two

An EOI form is available for landholders to nominate their interest in obtaining assistance from Sunwater to prepare for Tender Two.

The EOI form requests the same information as the ROI form released in May 2020. Landholders who have submitted an ROI form do not need to submit an EOI form.

To ensure there is appropriate time to engage with landholders, Sunwater has extended the EOI submission timeframe until late-2020.

During this engagement, Sunwater will work with landholders to determine the level of support they require to participate in Tender Two. Sunwater will then use this feedback to design support packages to meet landholder needs, building on land and soil suitability work previously undertaken by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

The packages will support selected landholders in understanding or gathering the relevant information to participate in Tender Two. This information may include details specific to their landholdings or assessing the commercial feasibility of various cropping options.

In 2021, Sunwater will provide information about the support packages available and open applications to landholders.

For further information about the EOI for Tender Two

Important information for landholders

While Tender One has closed, the EOI process for Tender Two is now underway. The Sunwater Rookwood Weir Water Allocation Sales: Information Memorandum provides detailed information about the opportunities available to landholders considering a water allocation from Rookwood Weir to grow their business enterprise.  




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