Infrastructure consultants, Jacobs Engineering Group, completed a detailed business case assessment on the Emu Swamp Dam project which determined GBIP will create 250 full-time jobs during its construction. This business case also assessed that the dam, when completed, will contribute to increasing the annual value of the region’s gross farm production by $68 million a year and will create 700 new full-time jobs in the region. Of these jobs, 282 will be directly in agriculture and 418 in support services. These types of jobs already exist in the region, which means new employees will slot into the existing fabric of our community.