Mount Morgan Water Supply


Estimated Cost:

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Estimated cost
$49.6 million

The Mount Morgan Water Supply project includes the construction of a new pipeline to connect Mount Morgan’s town water supply to the Rockhampton water supply network in central Queensland.

The pipeline will support water security for the regional Queensland town of Mount Morgan, which is approximately 40 kilometres outside of Rockhampton. The project will provide reliable drinking water, which will result in future growth and development opportunities for the local community.

Mount Morgan has experienced severe water shortages on several occasions over the last 20 years. A secure water supply will increase the community’s long term resilience to climate change, particularly future periods of drought.

Mount Morgan’s existing water supply, Dam No. 7, is expected to be retained as a water supply and local recreation spot.

Who's involved

The $49.6 million project is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($3.5 million), the Queensland Government ($40.4 million) and other partners ($5.7 million).

Australian Government Funding source

Australian Government funding will be provided through the National Water Grid Fund.

Project status

The project is currently in the planning stage.