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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Emu Swamp Dam - Another Infrastructure Project Proceeding

Posted by Minsol Group on 12 June 2020
Minsol Group/Leeson Valuers/Costello Group are pleased to be awarded the land procurement contract associated with the Emu Swamp Dam/Granite Belt Irrigation Project.  This project is of national significance, consisting of a dam and pipeline that will provide the Granite Belt region with new water storage and irrigation.  The project has an estimated construction cost of $84 million and is scheduled for completion in 2022. The key benefits of the project include water security, ...
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Inland Rail $3 billion boost to regional QLD

Posted on 17 March 2020
Source:  Courier Mail The inland rail's economic boost to regional Queensland could top $3 billion over its first 50 years and create thousands of extra jobs nationally, according to a new report. The report by Ernst & Young looked at potential business investment that could spring up along the planned 1700km freight line, which will link ports in Brisbane and Melbourne. It found the railway could generate up to $13.3 billion of extra gross regional product across Queenslan...

Inland Rail Would Profoundly Transform Australia

Posted on 15 January 2020
Source: The Courier Mail   It's nation building on a heroic scale, a train line that will reduce the Great Dividing Range to a gentle slope, the vast plains of inland Australia to scenery and hook up billions of dollars worth of products and produce to customers hungry for them across Australia and the world. The Inland Rail, which finally got the green light from the State and Federal governments last week, is set to transform how freight gets around Queensland and Australia...