Nullinga Dam and Mareeba Dimbulah Water Supply Scheme Improvements
Building Queensland is leading the development of the Nullinga Dam and Mareeba Dimbulah Water Supply Scheme Improvements Detailed Business Case in partnership with SunWater. The proposed Nullinga Dam site is located on the Walsh River in the Atherton Tablelands. It has been proposed as a future water supply to serve growing urban demand in Cairns and to stimulate irrigated agriculture in the region.
Extending on the preliminary analysis completed in 2017, the detailed business case has so far investigated possible reforms to the Mareeba Dimbulah Water Supply Scheme (MDWSS), additional channel upgrades and the potential Nullinga Dam. Some MDWSS channel upgrades are already funded by the Australian Government’s National Water Infrastructure Development Fund. The business case is also investigating the raising of the Tinaroo Falls Dam wall.
Building Queensland expects to complete the detailed business case in Q2 2019 before presenting it to the Queensland Government for consideration.All Current Business Cases
The Toowoomba Hospital is operating at capacity in a number of areas and the hospital currently faces long emergency department waiting times and overcrowding. Forecast demand, driven by a growing and ageing population and high levels of chronic disease, is expected to place further pressure on the hospital.