It’s coming!
Don’t miss the opportunity to be involved in the Granite Belt Irrigation Project: a major infrastructure project to transform one of Australia’s premium food and wine regions with a high reliability source of water.

Major water infrastructure
The Granite Belt Irrigation Project will deliver a 12,000 megalitre dam near Stanthorpe, around 126km of pipeline to provide water to 51 customers.

The Project is well advanced in acquiring the requisite approvals and The Project has not identified any significant barriers to proceeding. It has been demonstrated to be environmentally, financially and economically sustainable through the Government approved Detailed Business Case.

Both Federal and State Governments have committed the necessary funds for The Project and high reliability irrigation has been pre-sold to fifty customers, raising $23.4M towards construction


Tenders are now closed.

  • The Irrigation Distribution Network and associated works, Design and Construct Tender opened on 30 April and closed on 3 August 2021. This tender is now closed to further enquiry.
  • The Emu Swamp Dam, Design and Construct Tender opened on 21 June and closed on 28 September 2021.  This tender is now closed to further enquiry.

Following is a brief summary of the tender registration process for the Emu Swamp Dam Design and Construct:

  • Tender documents were made available 21 June 2021
  • Tenderers need to register their interest in writing at
  • Tenderers complete and submit a confidentiality agreement
  • RFT documents will be released to the tenderer
  • Tenderers must formally accept conditions of tender in writing within three days
  • If more than six tenderers commit to tendering, the number of tenderers will be published on the GBIP website and tenderers given the opportunity to withdraw.
  • A tender briefing will be conducted on the 6th June from 10.00 am.
  • Field inspections will be made available to Tenderers who have submitted their declaration of intent to tender when COVID restrictions permit.

Submissions must be lodged according to the terms and conditions by 10.00 am, 28 September 2021.

Design and Construct

This tender release is unique in that it is the first time in Queensland both the design and construct components have been included in the one tender. This means the company which designs the infrastructure will also construct it, providing the opportunity for the contractor to value engineer the design where benefits largely accrue to the contractor. This model has been tried and tested in Tasmania, where it has proven to be the most efficient model to deliver 15 high-quality water infrastructure developments in partnership with the Tasmanian and Australian Governments.

Head Contractors must have accreditation from the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner.

Only compliant and competent bids will be encouraged as there will be multiple criteria in the evaluation process. For example, a low priced bid without substantial compliance in the evaluation criteria will be excluded early in the process.

The tendering process will be overseen by a Probity Adviser.

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