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The Awoonga Callide Scheme provides water for Callide Power Station in Central Queensland.

How the scheme works

  • Water is pumped from Awoonga Dam and gravity fed via 14.9km of pipeline from the peak of the dividing range into Callide Dam.
  • The scheme consists of three pump stations spread across 54km.

Water uses

  • Industrial purposes, with water supplied to CS Energy Pty Ltd and Callide Power Management.

Scheme history

  • The scheme was constructed in three stages with the first pipeline completed in 1988 to supply water to Callide Power Station.
  • To increase the pipeline’s capacity and extend supply, additional infrastructure was completed in 2000.
  • The Stag Creek Pipeline was completed in 2005 to reduce transmission losses.

Major storage

Awoonga Dam

The Awoonga Callide Water Supply Scheme pumps water from Awoonga Dam to the top of the dividing range from where it gravitates into Callide Dam via the Stag Creek Pipeline.

Channel/pipeline system

Awoonga Callide Pipeline System

The Awoonga Callide Pipeline is approximately 54 km long and rises 528 metres. Three pump stations subdivide the Awoonga Callide into distinct sections; Awoonga-Wooderson, Wooderson-Bocoolima and Bocoolima-Stag Creek outfall at the top of the Calliope Range.

Stag Creek Pipeline

The Stag Creek Pipeline is approximately 14.9 km long. It is designed to carry the output of the Awoonga Callide Pipeline and was completed in 2005.

Awoonga Callide Schematic Plan

Scheme management

Sunwater aims to achieve the efficient delivery of water to customers in the Awoonga Callide scheme that best meets their needs.

Stopping or restricting supply

Sunwater may suspend or restrict supply in a number of circumstances, including:

  • during maintenance of Sunwater’s assets
  • during a peak demand period, when rosters or rations may apply
  • when the demand for water is so small it is impractical to supply it
  • when there is a need to make special releases to maximise efficiency at times of limited supply
  • during rain shutdown
  • infrastructure limitations which make delivery impractical
  • if supply could cause Sunwater to break the law
  • when operating under special notices or regulations issued by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines {e.g. Water Amendment Regulation (No.3) 2006}.

Weather events and emergency shutdowns

Sunwater asks that customers notify their duty Water Officer, as soon as possible, of any rain event or other circumstances that substantially lessens their water requirements.

Customers are also asked to cancel orders if they no longer require ordered water.

If you experience an equipment or power failure emergency, please give immediate notice to Sunwater by calling Sunwater Customer Support on 13 15 89 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

Announced allocations

There are no announced allocations available for the Awoonga Callide water supply scheme.

Water pricing

The Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) is responsible for recommending rural irrigation prices charged by SunWater. QCA recommendations are considered by SunWater’s shareholding Ministers, the Treasurer and the Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply, who together make the final decision and set SunWater’s rural irrigation prices.

There is currently no pricing information for this scheme.

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About

The Awoonga Callide Scheme provides water for Callide Power Station in Central Queensland.

How the scheme works

  • Water is pumped from Awoonga Dam and gravity fed via 14.9km of pipeline from the peak of the dividing range into Callide Dam.
  • The scheme consists of three pump stations spread across 54km.

Water uses

  • Industrial purposes, with water supplied to CS Energy Pty Ltd and Callide Power Management.

Scheme history

  • The scheme was constructed in three stages with the first pipeline completed in 1988 to supply water to Callide Power Station.
  • To increase the pipeline’s capacity and extend supply, additional infrastructure was completed in 2000.
  • The Stag Creek Pipeline was completed in 2005 to reduce transmission losses.

Major storage

Awoonga Dam

The Awoonga Callide Water Supply Scheme pumps water from Awoonga Dam to the top of the dividing range from where it gravitates into Callide Dam via the Stag Creek Pipeline.

Channel/pipeline system

Awoonga Callide Pipeline System

The Awoonga Callide Pipeline is approximately 54 km long and rises 528 metres. Three pump stations subdivide the Awoonga Callide into distinct sections; Awoonga-Wooderson, Wooderson-Bocoolima and Bocoolima-Stag Creek outfall at the top of the Calliope Range.

Stag Creek Pipeline

The Stag Creek Pipeline is approximately 14.9 km long. It is designed to carry the output of the Awoonga Callide Pipeline and was completed in 2005.

Awoonga Callide Schematic Plan