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Emu Swamp Dam Project (Granite Belt Irrigation Project)

Project overview*

EIS statusApproved with conditions
DescriptionA 12,074 megalitre irrigation dam and water-supply scheme on the Severn River.
ProponentGranite Belt Water Limited
Location/sOn the Severn River, 15 km south west of Stanthorpe. Map
Local government/sSouthern Downs Regional Council
Investment$84 million
Key features
  • dam
  • pipelines linking to irrigation properties
  • access road
Jobs
  • 700 (direct and indirect permanent jobs)
  • 250 construction jobs

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

DateActivity
31 March 2020The Coordinator-General stated a new lapse date for the Coordinator-General’s EIS evaluation report of 1 April 2022.
31 January 2020The Coordinator-General determined an assessment of project changes is not required.
17 December 2019The proponent sought advice from the Coordinator-General whether a project change application is required for identified project changes.
2 April 2019The Coordinator-General stated a new lapse date for the Coordinator-General’s EIS evaluation report of 2 April 2020.
2 October 2018The Coordinator-General stated a new lapse date for the Coordinator-General’s EIS evaluation report of 2 April 2019.
26 September 2017The Coordinator-General stated a new lapse date for the Coordinator-General’s EIS evaluation report of 2 October 2018.
11 November 2014Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of controlled action, subject to conditions. More information
29 September 2014Coordinator-General's report on EIS released (PDF icon 1.7 MB)
2 April 2014 to 2 May 2014Additional information to EIS assessed by other government agencies.
7 April 2008Additional information for the EIS requested by Coordinator-General.
12 January 2008 to
25 February 2008
EIS public consultation.
26 June 2007Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 515 KB) released.
31 March 2007 to
8 May 2007
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
9 February 2007Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 187 KB)
3 January 2007Project deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
20 December 2006Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
8 September 2006Application, initial advice statement (PDF icon 3.14 MB), submitted.

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Last updated: 21 Oct 2021