|Description||A dam on the Broken River, a water distribution network including connecting water pipelines and instream distribution and storage of water, an irrigation precinct and a pumped hydro-electric power scheme.|
|Proponent||Bowen River Utilities Pty Ltd|
|Location/s||The proposed dam and hydro-electric scheme are located in the Broken River Valley (within the Burdekin Basin) approximately 86 kilometres (km) south east of Collinsville and 80 km west of Mackay in Central Queensland. The water distribution network includes in-stream distribution in the Bowen and Broken Rivers to the Bowen River Weir, a new 66 km pipeline north to the Peter Faust Dam, a new 17 km pipeline south east to the Eungella Dam and a 150 km pipeline south to Moranbah. The irrigation precinct is located around 20-30 km south and southwest of Collinsville. Map|
|Construction state date||2022|
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|22 December 2022||‘Coordinated project’ declaration cancelled by Coordinator-General|
|8 December 2022||Request for cancellation of the declaration of the project was received|
|Currently||Draft EIS being prepared by proponent.|
|24 August 2022||Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 3 October 2023.|
|31 March 2021||Terms of reference for EIS ( 1.4 MB) released.|
|30 November 2020 to 29 January 2021||Draft terms of reference ( 982 KB) for EIS public consultation.|
|4 September 2020|
Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a ‘controlled action’.
The Urannah Project comprises of:
|7 May 2020||Gazettal ( 249 KB) of ‘coordinated project’ declaration.|
|1 November 2019||Application, including initial advice statement ( 7.6 MB), submitted.|
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* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.
Last updated: 16 Mar 2023