Mornings with Belinda Sanders A rain gauge placed at the headwaters of the Emu Swamp Dam site has proven the storage facility would now be filled! The dam, which will hold twelve thousand megalitres and supply around 50 producers, is open to design and construction tenders. Granite Belt Water CEO Lloyd Taylor told Belinda [...]
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MEDIA STATEMENT: 20 April 2021 The Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP) has today announced the upcoming release of tenders to design and deliver key water infrastructure assets in what is a critical milestone for the construction of Emu Swamp Dam. GBIP is a landmark infrastructure development for the Granite Belt region and will provide [...]
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 [...]
Welcome to the sixth edition of our monthly newsletter. Following the recent rain in the region, the Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP) has been thrilled to see rivers flowing again and understands the enormous positive impact this will have on the people and businesses of Stanthorpe. Last month, the vital nature of the Project [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]