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, [...]

October Monthly Update: Granite Belt Irrigation Project receives Ministerial Infrastructure Designation2020-10-15T03:23:52+00:00

Milestone reached for Emu Swamp Dam project

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 [...]

Milestone reached for Emu Swamp Dam project2020-09-17T05:55:30+00:00

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 [...]

September Monthly Update | Granite Belt Irrigation Project paving the way for construction to commence2020-09-10T02:53:53+00:00

August Monthly Column | Granite Belt Irrigation Project edges closer to kick-starting construction

 Granite Belt Irrigation Project edges closer to kick-starting construction By Dan Hunt, Granite Belt Irrigation Project Chairman LOOKING back at the history of the Granite Belt Irrigation Project, we are delighted by the progress that has been made in 2020 and the major steps that have been taken towards building this much-needed piece of [...]

August Monthly Column | Granite Belt Irrigation Project edges closer to kick-starting construction2020-08-17T22:56:57+00:00

Minister Anthony Lynham champions Emu Swamp Dam on ABC

ABC Interview: 13 July 2020 Talking to Belinda Sanders, Morning Presenter for ABC Southern Queensland, Minister Anthony Lynham explains why the Emu Swamp dam is essential for water security, job creation and the growth of agriculture. Minister Lynham also addressed the key environmental requirements for the project, and why the Palaszczuk Government has contributed [...]

Minister Anthony Lynham champions Emu Swamp Dam on ABC2020-07-27T01:30:37+00:00

Leaders tour Granite Belt Irrigation Project

MEDIA STATEMENT: 14 July 2020 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud showed their support for the important Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP) when they toured the Project development site on Monday. GBIP will deliver a 12,000 megalitre [...]

Leaders tour Granite Belt Irrigation Project2020-07-14T00:46:47+00:00

Final planning accelerates for Granite Belt Irrigation Project

MEDIA STATEMENT: 10 July 2020 The Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP) has committed serious resources to obtaining final permits and construction tenders for critical Granite Belt infrastructure with the appointment of national engineering consultancy Premise. GBIP will deliver a 12,000 megalitre dam at Emu Swamp, south-west of Stanthorpe, and 117km of pipeline to provide [...]

Final planning accelerates for Granite Belt Irrigation Project2020-07-13T00:31:18+00:00

Tenders about to open for $52 million Granite Belt Irrigation Project

MEDIA STATEMENT: 30 April 2020                              Civil contractors have been given a shot of good news with confirmation one of Queensland’s first new dams in a decade will be releasing construction tenders from the middle of this year. The Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP) will deliver a 12,000 megalitre dam at Emu Swamp, south-west of [...]

Tenders about to open for $52 million Granite Belt Irrigation Project2020-06-23T09:24:00+00:00

Granite Belt Irrigation Project welcomes announcement of $6 million advance of funds

MEDIA STATEMENT: 20 February 2020 GRANITE Belt Water has today welcomed Premier Annastacia Palaszcuk’s announcement of the release of $6 million in funds to progress work towards delivery of the Emu Swamp Dam and pipeline project near Stanthorpe. The funding, which is an advance drawn from the $13.6 million already committed by the Queensland [...]

Granite Belt Irrigation Project welcomes announcement of $6 million advance of funds2020-06-23T09:23:33+00:00

Granite Belt Water Project Update

Is the project on track? The project is working with the Queensland Government to deliver the project. Negotiations to access funding committed by the Australian and Queensland Governments are ongoing and; include regular fortnightly meetings between the project and the government funders. There are a number of activities that are required to be undertaken [...]

Granite Belt Water Project Update2020-06-23T09:23:01+00:00