Emu Swamp Dam and Pipeline


Estimated Cost:

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Estimated cost
To be confirmed

A new 12 gigalitre dam has been proposed for construction on the Severn River near Stanthorpe, as well as a 117 kilometre pipeline distribution network.

The project aims to increase water availability by up to 40 per cent in the region for productive use. It aims to increase water security and expand agricultural production in the region. The types of agriculture proposed to be supported in the region include apples, stone fruit, vegetables, herbs and grapes.

Who's involved

The Australian Government is committed to responsible investment in water infrastructure, based on scientific evidence and business cases that stack up economically and environmentally.

The Australian Government funding ($168.5 million) for construction of Emu Swamp Dam and Pipeline has been deferred.

Australian Government Funding source

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

Project status

Early works have commenced. Pre-construction activities are continuing prior to the commencement of main construction works. Australian Government funding has been deferred.