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Project overview*

EIS status EIS active
Description The raising of Eden Bann Weir and construction of a new weir at Rookwood on the Fitzroy River, Central Queensland.
Proponent Gladstone Area Water Board and SunWater Ltd.
  • Eden Bann Weir: about 62 km north-west of Rockhampton
  • Rookwood Weir: about 15 km north of Gogango, which is about 66 km south-west of Rockhampton along the Capricorn Highway
Local government/s
  • Central Highlands Regional Council
  • Livingstone Shire Council
  • Rockhampton Regional Council
  • Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council
Investment $495 million
Key features
  • raising of Eden Bann Weir
  • construction of Rookwood Weir
  • associated infrastructure, including access roads and fauna passage structures
  • augmentation and maintenance of roads and river crossings affected by inundation
Jobs 150 (construction)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
14 September 2016 The Coordinator-General accepted the draft EIS as the final EIS. The Coordinator-General’s evaluation of the EIS is being prepared.
28 May 2016 to 27 June 2016 Additional information to the draft EIS public consultation.
24 December 2015 Coordinator-General amended the project declaration lapse date from 3 March 2016 to 23 December 2016.
6 November 2015 Revised draft EIS requested by Coordinator-General.
18 July 2015 to 31 August 2015 Draft EIS public consultation
3 September 2014 Revised final terms of reference (PDF icon 1.1 MB) for EIS issued and project declaration lapse date therefore reset to 3 March 2016.
19 July 2014 to 18 August 2014 Revised draft terms of reference (PDF icon 786 KB) for EIS public consultation.
10 March 2014 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 30 October 2014.
27 April 2012 Final terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 279 KB) issued.
12 November 2011 to
16 December 2011
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
6 May 2011 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 175 KB)
9 November 2010 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 3.44 MB), submitted.
7 January 2010 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a 'controlled action'. More information
22 October 2009 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.

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Increased water security

The raising and construction of the weirs are among the water infrastructure projects proposed in the state government's Central Queensland Regional Water Supply Strategy.

Further information

For more information, visit the Lower Fitzroy River Infrastructure Project website.