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GBIP welcomes Southern Downs Regional Council support

Posted on 16 December 2020
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 a pipeline investigation and approach the Queensland Government to purchase a parcel of land. As the pr...

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...

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...

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...

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, ...