The Liberal Nationals Government has pledged up to $10 million to progress the Urannah Dam, north-west of Mackay, to be ‘shovel ready’.
Member for Dawson George Christensen said the Urannah Dam project had been on the cards for years and this investment was a major step in progressing the project.
“The Urannah Dam project will be a game changer for the region and progressing this project at the back of the Clarke Range will unlock the potential of 20,000ha of agricultural land adjacent to Collinsville and Bowen and could create up to 1000 jobs,” Mr Christensen said.
“It would also provide water security for mining projects and potential power generation at Collinsville.
“This project is transformative and I am proud the Morrison Liberal Nationals Government is backing regional Queensland to deliver water security for our regions, grow our regional economies and create jobs.”
Funds would be delivered through the feasibility component of the National Water Infrastructure Fund.
The Liberal Nationals Government is investing more than $3 billion to identify and build new water infrastructure across Australia.
Read the Bowen Collinsville Enterprise case for the Urannah Dam HERE