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.
Upper Broken River Valley, 86 kilometers (km) south-east of Collinsville and 80 km west of Mackay. Map
Mackay Regional Council
Whitsunday Regional Council
Isaac Regional Council
dam – a gravity fed dam on the Broken River with water storage capacity of up to 1,500,000 megalitres (ML)
water distribution network from the proposed dam north to the Peter Faust Dam and on to Bowen and Abbot Point, south to Eungella Dam and Moranbah – including water pipelines and instream distribution and storage of water with associated ancillary works, such as pump stations and power supply infrastructure
irrigation precinct – an irrigated agricultural development area of up to 25,000 hectares (ha) and associated in-stream and off-stream storages, trunk delivery works and on-farm infrastructure
pumped hydro-electric power storage and power generation infrastructure – power generation infrastructure producing 1.5 GW+ electricity supply and 7 GWhr+ pumped storage capacity, incorporating power stations (surface and underground), dams and reservoirs, waterways and power transmission infrastructure
ancillary works and infrastructure – for example, quarries and borrows, road and access development and upgrades, site establishment areas, laydowns, site amenities and accommodation, services and utilities (including electricity, telecommunications).
Construction state date
Up to 1,200 full time equivalent (FTE) (construction)
675 FTE (operational).
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
Draft terms of reference for an EIS being prepared.
7 May 2020
Gazettal ( 249 KB) of ‘coordinated project’ declaration.