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Emu Swamp Dam Project

"Water to grow the Granite Belt" 

The Emu Swamp Dam will be one of the most significant projects in the history of Southern Downs Regional Council.  The dam will be located 15 kilometres south west of Stanthorpe and will contain 10,500 mega-litres.

It is vitally important economically, socially and in terms of sustainability to the communities on the Granite Belt and will ensure Stanthorpe residents and the Granite Belt's horticulture industry have a secure water supply into the future. 

Emu Swamp Dam received environmental approvals from the Coordinator-General in September 2014

A project such as this takes an enormous amount of time and energy to bring to fruition and Council’s main objective from now on is to secure government and other funding.

The documents below provide a comprehensive overview of the project and the associated key documentation.

Southern Downs Regional Council is asking local farmers and irrigators to answer some questions on their farming activities to assist with a business case to be put together for the establishment of Emu Swamp Dam. 

A questionnaire and form to express your intent can be found by clicking on the link below.  Council requires this information by the 7 August 2015 to allow a business plan to be formulated.

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