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The business case builds on the outcomes of a feasibility study commissioned by Townsville Enterprise Limited (TEL) in 2017. The feasibility study considered various options for the project including location, scale and configuration, and compared factors such as cost, technical feasibility and environmental impacts for each option. The preferred option identified in the feasibility study is being investigated through this business case process.
The detailed Business Case, scheduled for completion in April 2022, will closely examine the technical aspects, including engineering and environmental constraints, and the economic and financial feasibility of constructing a dam and developing the associated irrigation network in the Upper Burdekin catchment. It will also look at the potential for a pumped hydro power facility north of the Hells Gates Dam location.More About The Project