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Water minister slams PM's Emu Swamp comment

Posted on 15 February 2021
Queensland's Water Minister has snapped back at the Prime Minister's comments about 'inaction' at Emu Swamp Dam. Regional Development and Water Minister Glenn Butcher visited the Stanthorpe site as part of his regional Queensland water tour. Mr Butcher didn't hesitate to fie up when asked about Scott Morrison's "frustrated" comments regarding the highly-anticipated irrigation dam. "The two projects he told us to get on with are being assessed by ...

Granite Belt Irrigation Project - Project Update - February 2021

Posted on 15 February 2021
Source:  GBIP   The project has hit the ground running with a number of activities having already kicked-off for the year. Geotechnical investigations commenced last month onsite, while the board has already met for its first meeting of 2021. The project continues to work productively with Southern Downs Regional Council (SDRC) and the Queensland and Federal Governments, and we are continuing to work with landholders in and around the dam site and pipeline corridor. Geotechn...

Southern Downs Regional Council locks in 585ML water deal in major step towards security

Posted on 13 January 2021
Source:  Toowoomba Chronicle A key vote submitted within the walls of the Southern Downs Regional Council chambers this week symbolised a major step forward for future water security. Council voted in favour of the Emu Swamp Dam project by agreeing to participate and acquire a 585ML water allocation and sell or lease a 450ML water allocation from Storm King Dam to the project, subject to conditions. Southern Downs Mayor Vic Pennisi said this decision was just one part of the solu...

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...

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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