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Project overview*

EIS status Approved with conditions
Description A 373,662-megalitre dam, water from which will be transported via a 133 km pipeline to Moranbah and will primarily service coal mines (and associated communities) in Central Queensland's coal basins.
Proponent SunWater Ltd (a government-owned corporation)
  • Dam: on Connors River near Mount Bridgett, 110 km east of Moranbah and 70 km south of Sarina
  • Pipeline: will run from the dam to Moranbah
Local government/s Isaac Regional Council
Key features
  • roller-compacted concrete dam, including a central spillway and aquatic fauna transfer device
  • pipeline
  • associated infrastructure
  • recreational area beside water storage area
  • upgrade of access roads
  • commissioning of temporary resource extraction areas

*Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
16 December 2015 The Coordinator-General extended the currency period for the EIS Evaluation Report from 20 January 2016 to 3 July 2017.
20 January 2012 Coordinator-General's report on EIS released.
14 March 2011
6 February 2010 to
22 March 2010
Public consultation on EIS.
16 July 2009 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 319 KB) released.
31 January 2009 to
9 March 2009
Public consultation on draft terms of reference for EIS.
25 September 2008 Project deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
28 August 2008 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
7 March 2008 Gazettal of 'significant project' declaration (PDF icon 182 KB)
20 February 2008 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 534 KB), submitted.

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Australian Government approval

Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of controlled action, subject to conditions.

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