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Project overview*

EIS status Approved with conditions
Description A 10,500 megalitre urban and irrigation water supply dam on the Severn River.
Proponent Southern Downs Regional Council
Location/s On the Severn River, 15 km south west of Stanthorpe. Map
Local government/s Southern Downs Regional Council
Investment $113.6 million
Key features
  • dam
  • pipelines linking the dam to the region's existing water treatment plant and, potentially, to irrigation properties
  • access road
  • 145 (construction)
  • (Number of operational jobs not specified)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
11 November 2014 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of controlled action, subject to conditions. More information
29 September 2014 Coordinator-General's report on EIS released (PDF icon 1.7 MB)
2 April 2014 to 2 May 2014 Additional information to EIS (PDF icon 116 MB) assessed by other government agencies.
7 April 2008 Additional information for the EIS requested by Coordinator-General.
12 January 2008 to
25 February 2008
EIS public consultation.
26 June 2007 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 515 KB) released.
31 March 2007 to
8 May 2007
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
9 February 2007 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 187 KB)
3 January 2007 Project deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
20 December 2006 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
8 September 2006 Application, initial advice statement (PDF icon 3.14 MB), submitted.

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