AS A former farmer, and someone who sells fresh, local produce every day of the week, Sam Giacca understands the vital importance of water security for Stanthorpe’s thriving agricultural sector. It’s the reason the owner of much-loved Sam’s Farm Fresh Fruit and Veg at Cottonvale, is in full support of the Granite Belt Irrigation [...]
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Welcome from GBIP Chair Dan Hunt Welcome to the fourth edition of the monthly e-newsletter from the Granite Belt Irrigation Project. Since funding was secured in April 2020 the project team has been busy undertaking pre-construction activities leading to the Stop/Go/Pause decision point which is currently scheduled for July 2021. Recent new and additional activities [...]
MEDIA STATEMENT: 1 December 2020 The Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP) has passed another critical milestone in the construction of the Emu Swamp Dam near Stanthorpe, with the completion of water sales with local irrigators. This means the pipeline design can now be finalised, as another step towards providing water to almost 50 agribusinesses [...]
SOUTHERN DOWNS REGIONAL COUNCIL MEDIA STATEMENT: 27 November 2020 Southern Downs Regional Council considered its ongoing cooperation with the Emu Swamp Dam project at this week’s Ordinary Meeting, and after working through a number of matters arising from a request from the Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP), voted in favour of supporting the project [...]
ONE of Kristy O’Brien’s favourite aspects of her much-loved Brinx Deli and Café is that she can sell superb Stanthorpe produce. But, without water security in the area, Ms O’Brien is concerned farmers won’t be able to meet their market demands which is why she is in full support of the Granite Belt Irrigation [...]
Welcome to the third monthly e-newsletter from the Granite Belt Irrigation Project. It is with great excitement we can announce the Project has received endorsement for Ministerial Infrastructure Designation (MID) from the Queensland Treasury this month, a significant step towards streamlining government approvals that will save time and lower costs for the construction of [...]
October Monthly Update: Granite Belt Irrigation Project receives Ministerial Infrastructure Designation
By Dan Hunt, Granite Belt Irrigation Project, Chairman October is shaping up to be a fruitful month for the Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP) with the announcement GBIP has received endorsement for Ministerial Infrastructure Designation (MID) from Queensland Treasury. GBIP will deliver Emu Swamp Dam, a landmark infrastructure development for the Granite Belt region, [...]
MEDIA STATEMENT: 17 September 2020 A critical milestone in the construction of the 12,000 megalitre Emu Swamp Dam has been reached with the final phase of water sales with local irrigators commencing this week. Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said involved irrigators would finalise their water allocation agreements for the dam and pipeline [...]
Welcome from Chairman Dan Hunt WELCOME to the second monthly newsletter from the Granite Belt Irrigation Project. The Project has reached an exciting stage this month, with major progress being made towards bringing the Granite Belt Irrigation Project to fruition. The final stage of water sales has begun this month with irrigators. We expect [...]
September Monthly Update | Granite Belt Irrigation Project paving the way for construction to commence
By Lloyd Taylor, Granite Belt Irrigation Project, CEO Spring has brought a flurry of activity to the region. While producers are busy in the paddocks, Granite Belt Irrigation Project has taken a significant step towards breaking ground with the commencement of the final phase of water sales to local irrigators, this week. An important [...]