Burdekin Haughton Water Supply Scheme Modernisation Detailed Business Case Project


Estimated Cost:

Estimated cost
$1.9 million

The project will complete a detailed business case to assess the merits of the proposed Burdekin Haughton Water Supply Scheme Modernisation project. The project will investigate new and improved infrastructure solutions for the scheme, including channel lining and upgrades, balancing storages, replacing existing channels with pipeline, and upgrading control and communication infrastructure. 

If built, the proposed project would recover 15 GL to 20 GL of additional water for allocation and reduce inflows to the groundwater table by 2,000 ML to 3,000 ML per year. 

The preliminary business case will undertake an assessment of:

  • service needs, economic appraisal and hydrological modelling; 
  • analysis of environmental, social, and cultural impacts; 
  • stakeholder engagement and market sounding work; and
  • identified infrastructure options. 
Who's involved

The $1.9 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 detailed business case expected to be completed in mid 2023.