SEEING the positive impacts large-scale water developments bring to a community firsthand has made local businesswoman Maddie Burton a fierce supporter of the Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP). As a long-term resident of the Stanthorpe region, Maddie can vividly recall the impact the Glenlyon Dam building had on the community in the 1970s, which [...]
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Research opportunities for both scientists and students at the University of Southern Queensland have been given a boost with a Memorandum of Understanding between the University and Granite Belt Water Limited (GBW) signed today. Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie and Dan Hunt from Granite Belt Water Limited Engineering, agriculture, horticulture, hydrology and environment [...]
Welcome to the fifth monthly e-newsletter from the Granite Belt Irrigation Project. The project has hit the ground running with a number of activities having already kicked-off for the year. Geotechnical investigations commenced last month onsite, while the board has already met for its first meeting of 2021. The project continues to work productively [...]
MEDIA STATEMENT: 3 February 2020 Queensland Minister for Water, Glenn Butcher, showed his support for the important Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP) when he toured the Emu Swamp Dam development site on Tuesday. GBIP will deliver a 12,000 megalitre dam at Emu Swamp, south-west of Stanthorpe, and around 120km of pipeline to provide water [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]