Lower Fitzroy River Infrastructure Project
|EIS status||Approved with conditions|
|Description||The raising of Eden Bann Weir and construction of a new weir at Rookwood on the Fitzroy River, Central Queensland.|
|Local governments||The project is located predominantly within the Livingstone Shire and Rockhampton Region local government areas (LGAs), but also borders the Central Highlands Region and Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire LGAs.|
|Investment||$495 million (2014 dollars).|
|Jobs||150 direct, peak construction and 5 direct operational jobs.|
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.
Since the publication of the Coordinator-General's report on the EIS, the proponent has applied for changes to the Lower Fitzroy Infrastructure project.
Read more about the project changes.
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|11 November 2019||The Coordinator-General stated a new lapse date for the Coordinator-General’s EIS evaluation report of 8 December 2022.|
|28 February 2017||Commonwealth Minister for the Environment’s approval of 'controlled action', subject to conditions.|
|8 December 2016||Coordinator-General's report on EIS ( 6.8 MB) released.|
|14 September 2016||The Coordinator-General accepted the revised draft EIS and the AEIS Addendum as the final EIS.|
|9 August 2016||An Addendum ( 23.9 MB) to the AEIS.|
|28 May 2016 to 27 June 2016||Additional information to the draft EIS (AEIS) 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 175 KB)|
|9 November 2010||Application, including initial advice statement ( 3.44 MB), submitted.|
|7 January 2010||Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a 'controlled action'.|
|22 October 2009||Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.|
Read more about the EIS process.
For more information, visit the Lower Fitzroy River Infrastructure Project website.
Last updated: 16 Mar 2023