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Responsible Agency: SunWater
Proposal Stage of Development: Strategic Business Case Underway
Building Queensland Role: Assisting with Strategic Business Case
Planned Stage End Date: Q3 2017
Date of Publication: June 2017 (for period 4 December 2016 – 3 June 2017)

NEED

Potential increases in water demand from proposed mining activities in the Bowen and Galilee basins could result in a lack of water storage supply capacity in the region.

PROPOSAL

The proposal is investigating options to raise the Burdekin Falls Dam by two metres to increase the storage capacity by 590,000 megalitres (ML) to a total of 2,446,000 ML. This significant increase in water supply volume is expected to meet the region’s future water demand.

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