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Project overview*

EIS status 'Significant project' declaration repealed by Coordinator-General
Description A 150-kilometre water transport scheme featuring a channel and network of pipelines, with the potential to supply 60,000 megalitres of water a year to the Bowen region.
Proponent SunWater Ltd
Location/s From the Burdekin River south across the coastal plain to Bowen and surrounding areas.
Local government/s
  • Burdekin Regional Council
  • Whitsunday Regional Council
Key features
  • 93 km of new open channel
  • 63 km of main pipeline
  • network of smaller reticulation pipelines
  • spurs to delivery points along the way
  • pump stations and other ancillary infrastructure

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
21 November 2012 'Significant project' declaration repealed by Coordinator-General.
7 November 2009 to
14 December 2009
Public consultation on EIS:
1 November 2007 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 464 KB) released.
19 May 2007 to
19 June 2007
Public consultation on draft terms of reference for EIS.
8 December 2006 Gazettal of 'significant project' declaration (PDF icon 96 KB)
1 May 2006 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 1.24 MB), submitted.
25 January 2006 Project deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
11 January 2006 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.

Read more about the EIS process.