Granite Belt Irrigation Project paving the way for construction to commence

Posted on 16 September 2020
Source:  Lloyd Taylor, CEO, GBIP Spring has brought a flurry of activity to the region. While producers are busy in the paddocks, Granite Belt Irrigation Project has taken a significant step towards breaking ground with the commencement of the final phase of water sales to local irrigators, this week. An important milestone for the Project, we expect the agreements with irrigators to be finalised by the end of next month. The completion of the water sales will then allow us to...
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Scott Morrison to back construction of new gas-fired power station

Posted on 15 September 2020
Source:  The Sydney Morning Herald The Morrison government will open up new gas supplies and back the construction of a gas-fired power station in a mammoth new plan that aims to prevent an energy price spike for employers and households. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Tuesday promise a "gas-led recovery" from the coronavirus recession by making sure Australian manufacturers can gain access to the energy they need to compete with overseas rivals. In a sweeping in...

Scott Morrison's Narrabri gas field plan an economic test for next election

Posted on 15 September 2020
Source: Brisbane Times   Opponents of the gas industry have been warning for years that a wave of cheap, renewable energy will wipe away the need for new gas fields, pipelines and power stations. Scott Morrison does not believe them. In his new energy statement, the Prime Minister has made a fundamental move to add more gas to the Australian energy mix for decades to come. And he has moved to exploit the problems for Labor leader Anthony Albanese in bridging the Opposition'...

Emu Swamp Dam - Latest Update Aug 2020

Posted on 28 August 2020
Source: Southern Free Times - Dan Hunt, GBIP Project Chairman Looking back at the history of the Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP) we are delighted by the progress that has been made in 2020 and the major steps that have been taken towards building this much- needed piece of water infrastructure for local primary producers and communities. The recent appointment of national engineering consultancy Premise places us in a strong position to obtain the necessary government permits and...
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New dam to provide better water security

Posted on 14 July 2020
Source - Toowoomba Chronicle

IMPROVED water security for the Granite Belt is a step closer with the appointment of national engineering consultancy Premise to oversee the final planning stages of Emu Swamp Dam. Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the state Government's advanced release of $6 million has allowed the appointment of Premise to oversee final permits and construction tenders of the project.  "The global coronavirus pandemic is impacting econ...
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