The Granite Belt Irrigation Project will provide the Granite Belt with anew water storage and irrigation facility by 2023.
In a time of increasing rainfall variability, it will give our progressive farmers high reliability water, even in drought. This will see an expansion of high value irrigation to provide economic and social benefits for the entire community.
The Granite Belt Irrigation Project has been developed in consultation with the community to meet social and environmental expectations. It will be funded by private investment and Government. The project is owned by Granite Belt Water, a non-profit company that brings together expert skills and local pride to deliver maximum benefits to the community.
The Granite Belt Irrigation Project will build a 12,000 megalitre dam at Emu Swamp, south-west of Stanthorpe, and 117km of pipeline throughout the Granite Belt. It will deliver 3,900 megalitres of water per year at 90% reliability to approximately 51 agribusiness customers.