Water Supply

The Gladstone Region is poised to dramatically expand its agricultural potential with the anticipated development of the $352 million Rookwood Weir on the lower reaches of the Fitzroy River – the second largest river system in Australia.

Information on crop suitability for land capable of  being serviced by the Rookwood Weir can be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Suitable crops include

  • Macadamia nuts: suitable land for trickle irrigation
  • Orchards: suitable land for trickle irrigation (e.g. citrus trees)
  • Sorghum: suitable land for furrow irrigation
  • Wheat: suitable land for furrow irrigation and spray irrigation
  • Navy beans: suitable land for spray irrigation
  • Soya beans: suitable land for spray irrigation
  • Peanuts: suitable land for spray irrigation
  • Grapes: suitable land for trickle irrigation

State and Federal Governments are now engaging in a range of negotiations to determine the future commercial, construction and operating arrangements for the project.

ANTICIPATED DEVELOPMENT OF THE

$352m

ROOKWOOD WEIR

THE FITZROY RIVER

2nd largest

RIVER SYSTEM IN AUSTRALIA