A new 800m-deep bore will prevent around 100 Charleville homes and businesses losing access to the town water supply during floods, and will provide capacity for up to 100 new developments on the western side of the river.
Total project cost
* Average number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs supported by project construction (based on Queensland Treasury's Guidelines for estimating FTE jobs directly supported by the capital works program).
With a population of 3500 Charleville is the region’s largest service town—with hospital, doctor and dental services, schools, emergency services, Royal Flying Doctor Service base, government departments, Queensland Rail depot and airport, with its daily Qantas flights to Brisbane.
The increase in activity due to developments in the Cooper and Galilee basins has put extra demands on the region’s water supply and pressure, and a new bore, the first on the western side of the river, is the most cost-effective, efficient and safe way of meeting current needs and capacity issues.
A secure water supply will encourage further residential and rural business development, and support the resource and cattle sectors, a new abattoir and a planned new industrial estate.
Improved liveability, health and amenity through a secure supply of clean and safe water, particularly during floods (Charleville has experienced four major floods in the past 25 years).
Many families with school-aged children (council estimates 35 primary and 15 secondary students), and businesses operating from home, live in the initial 100 residences to benefit from the new bore and better water pressure.
Around 50 properties on the western side of the river were cut off during the late September 2016 rains. The completion of this project will remedy this.
Removing the water pipe that ran across the river will stop debris being snagged and improve water flow.
Bore infrastructure and pump station.
Connections to existing supply network.
Suitable pressure for direct connection for domestic use.