Charleston Dam Facility


Estimated Cost:

Construction at Charleston Dam Facility in Queensland in Australia Image courtesy Etheridge Shire Council
Estimated cost
$20.7 million

The project will deliver an earth and rock wall dam for communities in central northern Queensland. The facility will supply 100ML of water per annum to Forsayth, and 500ML of water to Georgetown. The project also involves water treatment measures, construction of reservoirs at Forsayth and Georgetown, pipelines and construction of a recreation precinct.

The project will provide sustainable and cleaner water supplies to communities in Queensland’s Etheridge Shire, as well as supporting economic, agricultural and clean energy developments, and provide a recreational facility for outback communities and visitors.

Who's involved

The $20.7 million project is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($13 million) and the Etheridge Shire Council ($7.7 million).

Australian Government Funding source

Australian Government funding is provided through the National Stronger Regions Fund Round 3 ($10 million) and the Community Development Grants Programme ($3 million).

Project status

The project is underway.