Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP) is set to open construction and design tenders for Irrigation Distribution Network and Associated Works (pumps and pipelines) for Emu Swamp Dam.

Emu Swamp Dam is a landmark infrastructure development for the Granite Belt, in Southern Queensland. When completed the project is expected to deliver a 12,000 megalitre dam at Emu Swamp, south-west of Stanthorpe, and 126km of pipeline. It will also deliver water to around 50 customers and bring wide-reaching benefits to the region.

The construction phase is expected to commence in late 2021 and run to 2023.

The open tender process will require tenderers to have accreditation with the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner, be compliant with the Building Code 2016 and the Ethical Supplier Threshold. Release and closing dates for the tender are:

Irrigation Distribution Network and Associated Works: Design and Construct

Budget: $28.4 million

Release: 30 April 2021

Close: 29 June 2021

The Emu Swamp Dam project is being jointly funded, with $19.9 million coming from local irrigators, the highest proportion of community investment in water infrastructure in Queensland’s history, and commitments from the Federal and Queensland Governments. 

The Federal Government, through the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund, has committed $42 million toward the delivery of the project, while the Queensland Government has committed $13.6 million.

To register your interest in the tender process please email using the subject: TENDER REGISTRATION. Registrations will open from 9:00am 30 April 2021.

For further information and updates on the project, click here.

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