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Project overview*

EIS status Recommended project proceed subject to conditions and recommendations
Description A 115-kilometre pipeline to enable the transfer of 30,000 megalitres of water per annum from the lower Fitzroy River to Gladstone.
Proponent Gladstone Area Water Board
Location/s The pipeline will run within the proposed Stanwell-Gladstone Infrastructure Corridor for the majority of its length before connecting with existing water infrastructure in the Gladstone State Development Area. Map (PDF icon 748 KB)
Local government/s
  • Gladstone Regional Council
  • Rockhampton Regional Council
Key features
  • Underground pipeline
  • Intake and pump stations
  • Reservoirs
  • Water treatment plant

*Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
6 November 2015 The Coordinator-General extended the currency period for the EIS Evaluation Report from 3 February 2016 to 2 February 2018.
13 November 2013 The Coordinator-General extended the currency period for the EIS Evaluation Report from 3 February 2014 to 2 February 2016.
4 November 2011 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of controlled action, subject to conditions. More information
2 February 2010 Coordinator-General's report on EIS (PDF icon 1.29 MB) released.
2 June 2009 Supplementary EIS (SEIS) submitted.
1 November 2008 to
15 December 2008
Public consultation on EIS.
30 October 2007 Terms of reference (PDF icon 367 KB) released.
25 August to 2007 to
24 September 2007
Public consultation on draft terms of reference for EIS.
3 August 2007 Gazettal of 'significant project' declaration (PDF icon 192 KB)
11 July 2007 Project deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
30 May 2007 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 4.4 MB), submitted.

Read more about the EIS process.

Further information

For more information, visit the Gladstone-Fitzroy Water Pipeline website.