Mareeba-Dimbulah Water Supply Scheme Efficiency Improvement
The project is modernising the current water supply scheme, including the replacement and installation of around 14km of pipeline, construction of an off-stream storage and installation of automated control gates.
The project will improve water distribution efficiency and increase water availability by up to 8,306ML through reduced losses, enabling irrigators to better manage and meet crop water demands.
The $28.1 million project is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($11.6 million) and the Queensland Government through SunWater ($16.5 million).
Australian Government funding is provided through the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund.
Construction is expected to be completed early 2022.