Hughenden Irrigation Scheme


Estimated Cost:

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Estimated cost
To be confirmed

A new irrigation scheme and an off-stream storage dam is proposed for construction about 45 kilometres north west of Hughenden.

The project aims to increase the value of agricultural production in high value areas, potentially allowing for the irrigation of more than 10,000 hectares of farmland.

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 has invested $10 million for the detailed business case.

The Australian Government funding ($170 million) for construction of Hughenden Irrigation Scheme has been deferred.

Australian Government Funding source

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

Project status

Australian Government funding has been deferred.