Big Rocks Weir project
|EIS status||EIS active|
|Description||Proposal to construct 10,000 megalitre weir at Big Rocks on the Burdekin River.|
|Proponent||Charters Towers Regional Council.|
|Location/s||The project is located at Big Rocks on the Burdekin River approximately 26 kilometres north of Charters Towers and 24 kilometres upstream of the existing Charters Towers Weir. Map|
|Investment||Estimated to cost approximately $60 million.|
|Construction start date||2023|
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.
Have your say
The Coordinator-General has prepared a draft terms of reference (TOR) for an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Big Rocks Weir project.
The draft TOR sets out the matters Charters Towers Regional Council must address when preparing the EIS.
You are invited to comment on whether the draft TOR adequately covers all the matters the project proponent must address when preparing the EIS.
The Coordinator-General will consider your comments before finalising the TOR.
Comments close 5 pm on 7 June 2021.
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|10 May 2021 to 7 June 2021||Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation ( 1 MB)|
|29 March 2021||Gazettal ( 247 KB) of ‘coordinated project’ declaration.|
|29 January 2021||Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided that the project is a ‘controlled action'.|
|19 January 2021||Initial advice statement ( 70 MB).|
Last updated: Friday, May 7, 2021