The Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) has taken the next step in its planning for the future water needs of the Gladstone region by preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Gladstone-Fitzroy Pipeline.
GAWB is carrying out preparations for the pipeline now, including seeking appropriate environmental approvals, to ensure that the pipeline and its associated infrastructure, should government approve its construction, can be constructed within two years as soon as increased demand or low dam levels trigger the need.
GAWB released its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project to the community for a 60-day public comment period in late 2008. The EIS assesses the environmental, social and economic impacts of the project and proposes mitigation measures to manage these impacts where required.
In 2009, GAWB submitted a Supplementary Report to the Queensland Coordinator-General which addressed the submissions received from stakeholders regarding the Gladstone-Fitzroy Pipeline Project’s EIS.
On 11 February 2010, it was announced that the Queensland Coordinator-General has signed off on a report recommending the project proceed subject to conditions.
The Coordinator-General’s report has now been sent to the Australian Government's Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) for consideration as part of the Department’s final assessment of the project.
Click here to view the EIS
Click here to view the Supplementary Report (15.5 Mb file)
Click here to view the Premier's announcement
If you are having trouble downloading any files from this site, please contact the project team on 1800 771 185.