Funds flow for Urannah Dam proposal
The green light has been given for the next stage of the Urannah Dam near Mackay.
The 1.6 million megalitre dam proposal will now undergo a detailed business case and environmental impact statement.
The $10 million in National Water Infrastructure Development Funds will go to Bowen Collinsville Enterprise for their assessment of the project.
The proposed project would dam the Broken River in the upper Broken River Valley south east of Collinsville.
The Urannah Dam proposal could be an economic driver for the Mackay region with flow on benefits for farmers, industry and community in the Broken River catchment.
Bowen Collinsville Enterprise has already begun sourcing engineering, geotechnical, economic and environmental advice to get the detailed business case and EIS moving.
These assessments will help paint a picture of the viability of the Urannah Dam, and they build upon Bowen Collinsville Enterprise’s preliminary assessment work which was completed in June.
Bowen Collinsville Enterprise is proposing to have a detailed business case for the Urannah Dam complete by late 2021.
Last updated 13 December 2019