Mareeba-Dimbulah Water Supply Scheme Efficiency Improvement


Estimated Cost:

Worker with a shovel on the Mareeba-Dimbulah Water Supply Scheme Efficiency Improvement project in north Queensland Image courtesy of SunWater
Estimated cost
$32.5 million

The project modernised the current water supply scheme, including the replacement and installation of around 14km of pipeline and installation of automated control gates.

The project has improved water distribution efficiency and increased water availability by up to 8,306ML through reduced losses, enabling irrigators to better manage and meet crop water demands.


Who's involved

The $32.5 million project was jointly funded by the Australian Government ($11.6 million) and the Queensland Government through SunWater ($20.9 million).

Australian Government Funding source

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

Project status

Construction was completed December 2021.