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Business Case

Building Queensland is leading the development of a Detailed Business Case for the Lower Fitzroy River Infrastructure Project (LFRIP) in partnership with the joint proponents,Gladstone Area Water Board and SunWater. The business case development has received $2 million funding from the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund (NWIDF), to build on existing information and provide detailed analysis of various aspects of the proposed works.

The Commonwealth Government has also made an election commitment to provide conditional capital funding of $130 million for the LFRIP, subject to receiving the required environmental approvals, the outcomes of the business case and other matters.

The detailed business case analysis will focus on the construction of a new weir at Rookwood, including ancillary infrastructure (river crossings) and road and intersection upgrades. The detailed business case is anticipated to be completed by Quarter 3 2017, and subsequently presented to the Gladstone Area Water Board, SunWater, Queensland Government and the Australian Government for consideration.

Request for Information Rookwood Weir now closed

To inform the development of the business case, Building Queensland, Gladstone Area Water Board and SunWater sought information through a request for information (RFI) process from interested persons about their potential demand for water from the proposed Rookwood Weir for agricultural and industrial purposes.

The RFI process closed on 12 May 2017.

This RFI was not part of a competitive or selective tender process. Any processes which may be run by the proponents (Gladstone Area Water Board and SunWater) or the State in the future about the potential issuing of water allocations or the supply of water from Rookwood Weir will be a separate process to this RFI.


Last updated 12 May 2017



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