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 until 5:00pm, Monday 30 November 2020.

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) for landholders to nominate their interest in obtaining assistance from Sunwater to prepare for Tender Two closed on 30 November 2020.

Expression of Interest for Tender Two

The Expression of Interest (EOI) for landholders to nominate their interest in obtaining assistance from Sunwater to prepare for Tender Two closed on 30 November 2020.

It was not a requirement to submit an EOI to participate in Tender Two or to apply for a support package. The EOI process gives participants an opportunity to provide feedback which will be considered when designing the support packages available to landholders. 

Sunwater will use feedback collected through the EOI to design support packages to meet landholder needs, building on previous work undertaken such as land suitability, crop market and economic analysis.

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

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

Important information for landholders

Tender Two is expected to be held in 2022. 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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