Bedford Weir Raising Preliminary Business Case
The project will complete a preliminary business case to investigate the merits of raising of the Bedford Weird by 1.2 metres.
The proposed project would increase the storage capacity of the existing Bedford Weir by 5,000ML, increasing total storage from 20GL to 25GL. This would improve water security and reliability for primary industries in the Bowen Basin, as well as supporting surrounding communities that are impacted by drought conditions.
The preliminary business case will include:
- options development;
- stakeholder engagement;
- environmental, social, and legal assessments;
- hydrologic and design modelling; and
- economic and financial analysis.
The $1.7 million project is funded by the Australian Government.
Australian Government funding is provided through the National Water Grid Fund.
The project is currently in planning, with the preliminary business case expected to be complete in early 2023.