Oct 07, 2019

Dam aspirations set in stone at Hughenden

Dam aspirations set in stone at Hughenden Former Queensland Treasury Corporation chairman Sir Leo Hielscher and Assistant Road Safety and Freight Transport Minister Scott Buchholz unveil the foundation stone, with Member for Kennedy Bob Katter, HIPCo chairman Shane McCarthy, Flinders deputy mayor Sean O'Neill and and Senator Susan McDonald.

Representatives from three levels of government have unveiled a foundation stone representing the future site of the Hughenden Irrigation Scheme. The Hughenden Irrigation Project Corporation (HIPCo) is continuing to advance the project after a funding pledge of $180 million from Prime Minister Scott Morrison late last year. A dam would be built about 15km north…