Rockhampton to Yeppoon, Queensland
Australian Government Funding: $16,467,000
About the project
With rapid population growth being experienced on the Capricorn Coast, securing water supplies was considered critical for the sustainability of the region. A 43 km pipeline has been constructed from the Fitzroy River Barrage in Rockhampton to Yeppoon and water for urban users on the Capricorn Coast is now drawn from the Fitzroy River.
Water will no longer be drawn from Sandy Creek in the Byfield area which means that the ecologically sensitive and high conservation value Sandy Creek system is no longer required for consumptive use.
The project has:
- protected the high conservation values of the Sandy Creek catchment
- provides a secure water supply for the growing Capricorn Coast region
- diversified water supply to Yeppoon and the surrounding area.
The project is now complete and the final report is available below:
Water Smart Australia projects are funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.