Maranoa River Weirs & Barrages

Maranoa River Weirs & Barrages


Maranoa River Weir

Neil Turner Weir is a concrete-faced cascading structure on the Maranoa River completed in 1984 on the northern side of the town of Mitchell.

The water supply scheme was built predominantly to provide urban water for Mitchell, more than 500 km north-west of Brisbane and 80 km west of Roma on the Maranoa River.

Did you know?

To the west, on the banks of the river held back by the weir, is a popular fishing spot known as Fisherman’s Rest.

Concrete cascade weir
Neil Turner Weir
1,470 ML


  • Boat Ramp

  • Car Parking

  • Road Access

  • Lookout

  • Picnic Areas

  • Toilets

  • Rubbish Bins

  • BBQs

  • Treated Water

  • Camping

Additional information


Neil Turner Weir is owned and managed by Sunwater. Maranoa Regional Council own and manage the recreation areas and facilities.

Public access

Public access is permitted in designated areas only. There is no public access to the weir infrastructure. Sunwater restricts access to the weir infrastructure in order to keep you safe as conditions can be dangerous and unpredictable and water can be released at any time.  


Camping grounds at Neil Turner Weir are managed by Maranoa Regional Council. For information about camping contact Maranoa Regional Council.

Boating and fishing

Sunwater does not permit boating or fishing near the weir. Operators who choose to boat or fish in the surrounding waterway (not owned by Sunwater) are reminded to read the signs, look for hazards, boat to conditions and stay away from the weir wall by at least 200 metres or as signed.

Onshore fishing

Sunwater does not permit onshore fishing on or near the weir. Onshore fishing occurs in the surrounding area (not owned or managed by Sunwater). Visitors are reminded that fishing on or near weir walls is unsafe and is not permitted by law.

Swimming and water recreation

Sunwater does not permit swimming and water-based recreation near the weir.

Known additional hazards

Visitors accessing downstream of the weir for recreation are warned that water releases can occur at any time.

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