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Apr 01, 2021
Step forward for $2.9b Urannah project

Step forward for $2.9b Urannah project

The $2.9 billion Urannah project has taken another step forward with the release of final terms of reference for the environmental impact statement. Proponent Bowen River Utilities estimates up to 1200 full-time jobs would be created during two years of construction on the Central Queensland development and 600 full-time jobs once it is fully operational…. ...

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Mar 30, 2021
‘Co-ordinated project’ boost for Big Rocks Weir

‘Co-ordinated project’ boost for Big Rocks Weir

The $60 million Big Rocks Weir project in the Charters Towers region has earned co-ordinated project status.  Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said Queensland’s Coordinator-General had made the declaration for the project, which would now undergo a full environmental impact assessment process “The Queensland Government supports progressing investigations into the cons...

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Mar 13, 2021
Rookwood Weir construction on a roll

Rookwood Weir construction on a roll

Construction of the Rookwood Weir workers’ camp is progressing well and in-river construction is set to begin next month, according to Sunwater. The State and Federal governments this week committed another $7.5 million each to raise the crest height of the Central Queensland structure by 700mm. The first water from Rookwood Weir is expected to… ...

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Mar 13, 2021
Hells Gates study on track says Townsville Enterprise

Hells Gates study on track says Townsville Enterprise

Townsville Enterprise says the $24 million Hells Gates Dam Business Case is advancing well, after completing the majority of field work including geotechnical drilling. In the six months to the end of 2020, 15 boreholes were drilled at the proposed dam site and weir sites, with a maximum depth of 173m at thedam site. The… ...

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Mar 12, 2021
New reservoir on the way for Ravenshoe

New reservoir on the way for Ravenshoe

Tablelands Regional Council has awarded two key tenders for major water infrastructure improvements in the Ravenshoe area. Councillor Annette Haydon said work on a new reservoir and associated infrastructure was set to start within the next few weeks and should be complete by the end of the year. Tenders were awarded to King Concreting Queensland… ...

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Mar 11, 2021
Funding boost to lift Rookwood Weir

Funding boost to lift Rookwood Weir

The State and Federal governments have each committed another $7.5 million to raise the crest height of Rookwood Weir in Central Queensland by 700mm. The move would unlock 10,000 additional megalitres of water, increasing the yield to 86,000 megalitres for water users and taking total project cost to $367 million. Queensland Water Minister Glenn Butcher… ...

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Feb 04, 2021
Early works on horizon as  Urannah plan advances

Early works on horizon as Urannah plan advances

A raft of civil works such as bridge and road upgrades is due to kick off within months as Bowen River Utilities progresses its $2.9 billion Urannah project. BRU communications manager Karly Abbott said there was a range of work that must be completed in and around the site to deliver the ‘nation-building’ project. Enabling… ...

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Jan 11, 2021
Clean TeQ to manage $2m water plant upgrade

Clean TeQ to manage $2m water plant upgrade

Clean TeQ has won a contract valued at more than $2 million to upgrade a bore water treatment plant at Koumala, near Mackay. Clean TeQ will design, supply, and install an ion exchange treatment plant plus a package gas chlorination system to remove hardness and lower the salinity of an existing bore water supply. The… ...

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Dec 13, 2020
Restrictions continue as Townsville reservoirs fill

Restrictions continue as Townsville reservoirs fill

Townsville City Council continues to call on residents and commercial water users to limit water use to emergency use only. Council staff and contractors have worked through the night to undertake further works to restore the pipeline to the Douglas Water Treatment Plant. Pumping at the treatment plant overnight and during today (Sunday 13 December)… ...

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