Rookwood Weir project essential for agricultural growth
Construction of the $568.9 million project is now more than 80 per cent complete and the weir is on track to be built by the end of 2023.
At least 50 per cent of water from Rookwood Weir will be for agricultural use, allowing farmers to expand or diversify their operations.
Underpinning the future of the Fitzroy Food Bowl, it will mean more produce grown locally, greater investment in horticulture, cropping and livestock production.
The project has already provided a significant economic boost for the Central Queensland region with more than 300 construction jobs and flow-on benefits for local businesses and suppliers.
The Rookwood Weir project is jointly funded by the Queensland and Australian Governments, delivered in partnership with Sunwater.