Emu Swamp Dam, to be managed by Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP), is a landmark infrastructure development for the Granite Belt, in Southern Queensland. When completed the project is expected to deliver a 12,000 megalitre dam at Emu Swamp, south-west of Stanthorpe, and 126km of pipeline. It will also deliver water to around 50 customers and bring wide-reaching benefits to the region.

Construction contracts have been released for the Irrigation Distribution Network and Associated Works (pumps and pipelines). The construction phase is expected to commence in late 2021 and run to 2023.

The Dam open tender process will require tenderers to have accreditation with the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner, be compliant with the Building Code 2016 and the Ethical Supplier Threshold. Release and closing dates for the tender are:

Dam: Design and Construct

Budget: $23.4 million

Release: 18 May 2021

Close: 10 August 2021

The Emu Swamp Dam project is being jointly funded, with $19.9 million coming from local irrigators, the highest proportion of community investment in water infrastructure in Queensland’s history, and commitments from the Australian and Queensland governments. The Australian Government, has committed $42 million through the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund, and $5 million through the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative toward the delivery of the project, while the Queensland Government has committed a conditional $13.6 million.

To register your interest in the tender process please email

tenders@granitebeltirrigationproject.com.au using the subject: DAM TENDER REGISTRATION.

Registrations will open from 9:00 am 18 May 2021.

For further information and updates visit the GBIP website, https://granitebeltirrigationproject.com.au