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The Blackwater Priority Development Area (PDA) was declared on Friday 30 July 2010. It encompasses the entire town north of the Capricorn Highway.

The Blackwater PDA includes existing houses, as well as some short term accommodation facilities, commercial and industrial uses and associated infrastructure.

The Blackwater PDA will help to meet housing pressures expected from growth in the resource sector by bringing land to the market quickly and deliver a diversity of housing to suit the needs of the growing Blackwater community.

Note: In February 2013 the Urban Land Development Act 2007 (ULDA Act) was repealed and replaced with the Economic Development Act 2012 (ED Act). From then on land areas identified for priority development were referred to as PDAs not UDAs and existing UDAs were transitioned under the ED Act. Any reference to the term UDA on this website is taken to mean a transitioned UDA.


Blackwater UDA map

1. Blackwater State School
2. Blackwater Town Centre
3. Blackwater State High School
4. Blackwater Hospital
5. Golf Course
6. International Coal Centre
7. Blackwater Industrial Area
Yellow line: Urban Development Area boundary

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