Bedford Weir Raising Preliminary Business Case


Estimated Cost:

Estimated cost
$1.7 million

The project will complete a preliminary business case to investigate the merits of raising of the Bedford Weir by 1.2 metres.

The proposed project would increase the storage capacity of the existing Bedford Weir by 5,000 ML, increasing total storage from 20 GL to 25 GL. 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
  • economic and financial analysis.
Who's involved

The $1.7 million project is funded by the Australian Government.

Australian Government Funding source

Australian Government funding is provided through the National Water Grid Fund.

Project status

The project is underway, with the preliminary business case expected to be completed in mid-2023.