Council Continues to Cooperate with the Granite Belt Irrigation Project

Posted on 12 January 2021
Source: Southern Downs Regional Council website GBIP welcomes Southern Downs Regional Council support SOUTHERN DOWNS REGIONAL COUNCIL MEDIA STATEMENT: 27 November 2020 Southern Downs Regional Council considered its ongoing cooperation with the Emu Swamp Dam project at this week's Ordinary Meeting, and after working through a number of matters arising from a request from the Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP), voted in favour of supporting the project to access Council land for...
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Granite Belt Irrigation Project - Project Update

Posted on 12 January 2021
Source:  GBIP The Granite Belt Irrigation Project will deliver a 12,000 megalitre dam at Emu Swamp, south-west of Stanthorpe, and around 120km of pipeline to provide water to almost 50 agribusiness customers. The project is currently in the pre-construction phase. All the detailed planning needed to finalise budgets and gain government approvals to allow construction to begin is happening now, while the main areas of focus in coming months will be:   Finalising the wat...
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Inland Rail - Update

Posted on 21 December 2020
  Source:  Toowoomba Chronicle The cost of the 1700km Inland Rail has blown out by $5.5 billion, but "project enhancements" are set to create more than 4600 jobs in Queensland. The blowout occurred because the Federal Government was forced to make significant changes to improve safety and overcome community objections. The Government says the total cost will climb to $14.5 billion, but project enhancements will further stimulate regional communities, creating 580...
 

Trends in housing finance show the continued rise of owner occupiers and first home buyers, led by Queensland

Posted on 16 December 2020
Source: CoreLogic The volume of finance secured for the purchase of property experienced a strong rebound in the September quarter, following the initial shock to demand for housing in the first two months of the June quarter. The latest ABS housing finance data shows the volume of finance lent for the purchase of property increased 5.9% in the month of September, taking the quarterly increase to 20.0%, the highest quarterly growth rate on record. It follows a 10.9% contraction in housing...
 

Our natural gas industry has delivered positive results beyond the supply of energy

Posted on 16 December 2020
Source - Des Houghton, Courier Mail In a drought-scarred landscape in western Queensland, near Roma where I grew up, Trevor Kehl gazes over an inland lake twice the size of Lang Park. It is not really a lake, but a storage pond holding 300 million litres of water. Kehl gets the water for free, as part of a deal with Senex, a Brisbane-based natural gas explorer and producer helping to provide reliable power as the nation transitions away from coal. Kehl said a 10-year partnership with ...