Queensland Connections package
The Connections funding pathway is enabling the delivery of targeted water infrastructure projects that can be delivered quickly and bring more immediate benefits to Australia’s regional communities. Connections recognises that while smaller infrastructure projects individually make localised improvements to water outcomes, collectively they can make nationally significant contributions to the National Water Grid.
In Queensland, the water infrastructure project being funded under the Connections pathway is the Warrens Gully System Capacity Upgrade project:
- The delivery of infrastructure in the Warrens Gully System will be upgraded, including the construction of a new river pump station. These works will enhance water services to existing customers and facilitate the expansion of the agricultural industry.
This project is expected to deliver:
- Up to 43 jobs during construction and up to 50 ongoing jobs
- 12 to 18 gigalitres in additional storage capacity
- 620 hectares of additional irrigable land and up to 15 new customers or properties connected to water supply
The project is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($4.8 million) and other partners ($4.8 million).
Australian Government funding is provided through the National Water Grid Fund.
Construction for the project is expected to be completed in mid 2023.