Start of in-river construction on Rookwood Weir

23 April 2021

The Australian and Queensland Governments have reached a significant milestone with the start of in-river construction of the Rookwood Weir project as part of their continuing commitment to increasing water security and drought resilience in regional Australia.

The $367.2 million project will deliver 200 jobs during construction and expand irrigated agricultural production in the Lower Fitzroy River Region by providing an additional 86,000 megalitres of water.

Rookwood Weir is being built on the Fitzroy River, 66 kilometres south-west of Rockhampton. Once complete, the over-16-metre-high weir will enable a transition to higher-value agricultural land use and facilitate new industrial business opportunities in the region.

Read more in the Deputy Prime Minister’s media release.

For more information on Rookwood Weir please see our Rookwood Weir project page.