Hughenden Irrigation Scheme
The Hughenden Irrigation Scheme project will deliver a new irrigation scheme and an off-stream storage dam about 45 km north west of Hughenden.
The project would help increase the value of agricultural production in high value areas. It could allow for the irrigation of more than 10,000 hectares of farmland.
The Australian Government has made a commitment of $180 million towards the project, which includes $10 million for the detailed business case. Total cost of the project is still to be confirmed through detailed planning work.
Australian Government funding would be provided through the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund.
The project is currently in planning.