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Pledge to Support Urannah Dam

By John Cotter | September 22, 2021

CEO of Bowen River Utilities James Benjamin today announced the start of the “Support Urannah” campaign in the lead up to the 2022 Federal Election. “Our nation building projects will create thousands of jobs, deliver much needed water security, provide affordable and reliable energy and diversify the local economy”, said CEO James Benjamin. “We have…

Bowen River Utilities Welcomes Federal Funds

By John Cotter | July 30, 2021

Bowen River Utilities (BRU) has today welcomed an announcement from the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development that the Federal Government will contribute an additional $12.65 million towards the completion of business, environmental and feasibility studies for the Urannah Dam project. CEO James Benjamin said we are committed to creating…

Bowen Water Security is a Nationally Significant Priority

By John Cotter | March 1, 2021

Each year, Infrastructure Australia compiles the Infrastructure Priority List which outlines Australia’s national infrastructure needs and provides a comprehensive investment roadmap for country. On Friday, a record 44 new infrastructure proposals for our cities, regions and remote communities were added to the 2021 list with key themes of new energy sources, digital connectivity, international competitiveness…

The Urannah Water Scheme Stacks Up

By John Cotter | February 10, 2021

The recently completed draft Detailed Business Case (DBC) for the nation-building Urannah Water Scheme supports the construction of Urannah Dam and highlights the benefits it will bring to the region. Bowen River Utilities (BRU) has finalised the draft DBC and is currently consulting with stakeholders on the findings before publicly releasing the final DBC later…

Bowen River Utilities is Ready to Go

By John Cotter | October 20, 2020

Bowen River Utilities (BRU) welcomes the announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, to inject an additional $2 billion into the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund. This new funding demonstrates that the Federal Government is listening to industry and is serious about helping to create jobs, especially in the regions. Water…

Community Consultation goes virtual

By John Cotter | May 21, 2020

Bowen River Utilities Managing Director John Cotter today announced the first virtual community information session for the Bowen River Utilities projects. “We are determined to get on with the job of getting our projects shovel ready to create thousands of jobs, deliver water security, prime agricultural land and cheaper energy. Despite the difficult circumstances in…

Bowen Rivers Utilities Urannah Dam declared Coordinated Project

By John Cotter | May 7, 2020

Bowen River Utilities, developer of the Urannah Water Scheme has enthusiastically welcomed the announcement today by the Queensland Government that Urannah Dam has been declared a ‘Coordinated Project’. Managing Director, John Cotter said that this “reinforces the strategic significance of the project in delivering thousands of jobs, water security, growth in the agriculture sector and…

Urannah Water Scheme is Rebranding

By John Cotter | April 7, 2020

Urannah Water Scheme Managing Director John Cotter today announced an exciting new development, a company rebranding, with the company to now be known as ‘Bowen River Utilities’. “Our name has changed but our mission has not, we will build the Urannah Dam, deliver thousands of jobs, water security, prime agricultural land, cheaper energy and flow…

Urannah Renewable Energy Hub one step closer

By John Cotter | February 8, 2020

Urannah Renewable Energy Hub welcomed the announcement from Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack that the Federal Government will deliver $2 million for the Urannah Renewable Energy Hub as part of the Federal Government’s plan to secure energy affordability for commercial and industrial users. Renewable Energy Partners…

Funding Agreement Approved

By John Cotter | December 13, 2019

Urannah Water Scheme today welcomed the announcement from the State Government that the Funding Agreement for their Detailed Business Case had been approved by Governor-in-Council marking the final step towards unlocking $10 million in Federal Government funding. Urannah Water Scheme CEO Kerry Huston welcomed the $10 million contribution which added to the existing private sector…



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