GRANITE Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP) has welcomed the announcement of an additional Australian Government contribution of $126.5 million to help fund development of Emu Swamp Dam and its distribution network in yesterday’s federal budget. The 12,000 megalitre dam at Emu Swamp, south-west of Stanthorpe, and 126km of pipeline, will deliver water to almost 50 [...]
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As we reach the end of the year, it’s a fitting time to provide an update on the Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP), which will deliver a 12,000 megalitre dam at Emu Swamp and 126 km of pipeline to provide a reliable and secure water supply to the Southern Downs community, as well as [...]
PROGRESS on a landmark water infrastructure project for the Southern Downs region, Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP), has reached the important Go/Stop/ Pause decision point. GBIP, which will provide a 12,000 megalitre dam at Emu Swamp, south-west of Stanthorpe, and 126km of pipeline, has entered a ‘pause’ phase, as discussions are held with the [...]
Michael and Lucille Jensen at their Pink Poppies retail store in Stanthorpe. Michael and Lucille Jensen are well-known in the Granite Belt, having owned and managed several businesses in the region across the tourism and retail sectors. With a strong focus on customer service, they currently own and operate the Granite Belt [...]
The Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) for the Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP), a landmark development for the Southern Downs, has been signed by four Traditional Owner Groups, to enter into a new phase of protection for the cultural heritage in the region. GBIP will provide a 12,000 megalitre dam at Emu Swamp, south-west [...]
By Lloyd Taylor, Granite Belt Irrigation Project CEO There has been an exciting development for the Southern Downs, with new figures released by the Regional Australian Institute demonstrating that migration has increased by 44 per cent to the region. This is the second largest growth of inland migration recorded, with popular coastal destination, Noosa experiencing [...]
Welcome to the eighth edition of our monthly newsletter. It is delightful to see farmers’ dams full around the region. The recent rain has certainly brought a renewed enthusiasm to the town and the Project. In Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP) news, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jack Noye as Granite [...]
The Granite Belt Water Ltd (GBWL) Board has today announced the appointment of experienced independent director Jack Noye as Chair, following Dan Hunt’s acceptance of an extension to his role as interim Chair of SunWater. GBWL operates the Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP) which is a landmark infrastructure development for the region and will provide [...]
EXCITEMENT is growing within the Stanthorpe business community as the Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP) builds momentum. Mick and Judy Spiller, owners of automotive and agricultural supplies company, M&D Auto Parts, have been proponents of the project since its announcement. Now in its 36th year as a family-owned and operated company, the M&D Auto [...]
Welcome to the seventh edition of our monthly newsletter. It is with great enthusiasm, I can share the design and construct tender documents for the pipeline have been released and the design and construct tender documents for the Dam will be released on Tuesday 18 May. These are significant milestones for the Project, and [...]