The Australian Government is supplementing ($1.5 million) to an existing review by the Queensland Government ($3 million). Australian Government funding is provided through the National Water Grid Fund.
This project will see the Australian Government provide funding towards the Queensland Government’s review of the Southern and Darling Downs Regional Water Assessment. The project will include Emu Swamp Dam and Pipeline in the review of options.
Emu Swamp Dam and Pipeline will be compared against alternative water security options for the Southern and Darling Downs region, including Stanthorpe.
This funding confirms the Australian Government commitment to water security and responsible investment for the region.