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Bowen River Utilities is an experienced project team who are working to deliver the Urannah Water Scheme, Collinsville Irrigation project and the Bowen Renewable Energy Hub.

Our projects will create thousands of local jobs, ensure greater water security, deliver prime agricultural land, provide more affordable energy and countless flow on economic benefits for locals in Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac regions.

During construction almost 1200 jobs will be created and once the water scheme is operational there will be more than 650 new jobs for the region. Importantly, this Urannah Water Scheme will unlock additional projects in North and Central Queensland that need water to become viable.

A preliminary business case has been completed and a detailed business case is currently underway.

The project team is committed to ongoing engagement with the local community, traditional owners and businesses.

Benefits for North Queensland

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Almost 1200 new jobs
during construction

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Increased water security
with a storage capacity of over
970,000 megalitres

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Affordable electricity
1400 mW hydro-power plant with 8 hours of storage

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Largest renewable
baseload energy project
in Northern Australia

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More than 52% of the capacity of Burdekin Falls Dam while covering less than 20% of the land

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Capacity to provide water to
Collinsville, Bowen, Whitsunday and Moranbah 

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Deliver water security for
at least 30 active projects
and 71 new projects

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Over 650 new jobs
when fully operational

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Will supply water for up to
20,000 hectares
of future agricultural land

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