$4.2M for ongoing Goondiwindi water security
The Queensland Government has allocated $4.2 million in funding for Goondiwindi region’s future water security and economic development.
Following some of the driest years on record, the Queensland Government and Goondiwindi Regional Council are committed to providing ongoing water security for the Goondiwindi region.
For the nearly 11,000 Queenslanders who live in the Goondiwindi region, this means security for their drinking water.
The funding will reimburse Goondiwindi Regional Council for a number of projects already undertaken, including the establishment of new bores at Texas and Yelarbon, the initial installation of two new Great Artesian Basin bores in Goondiwindi, desilting the Yarrilwanna waterhole at Bungunya, and improvements to infrastructure at the water treatment facility at Yelarbon.
Funding will also support upcoming works in the region, including improvements to infrastructure at the water treatment facilities in Inglewood and Goondiwindi, an additional pump and storage facilities for the Toobeah community, and the connection of the two newly-installed bores in Goondiwindi.
The Glenlyon and Coolmunda dams that supply multiple Darling Downs communities and industries are currently at 14 and 28 percent, respectively.
The Queensland Government and Council have worked closely for some time to drought-proof the Goondiwindi region.
In 2019, there were water releases from Glenlyon Dam to ensure there was more water to go around for both the community and its businesses.
Last updated 28 August 2020