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The Queensland Government, in partnership with the Gladstone Area Water Board, is looking at water security to support the significant, long-term industry in the region which contributes to local employment and the State’s economy.

The proposed Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline is an option to address the single source water supply risk from Awoonga Dam enabling long-term water security for GAWB’s urban and industrial customers. It has the potential to provide water security and, importantly, provide water for the emerging hydrogen industry in the Gladstone region.

Pre-construction activities

The Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (the Department) has appointed GAWB as the delivery management proponent for pre-construction activities for the Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline project.

The Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline project comprises an approximately 116 km pipeline, a water treatment plant, reservoirs and pumping stations.

The Department is undertaking investigations into the full scope of the project with GAWB is undertaking pre-construction activities in preparation for an investment decision expected by the middle of 2022.

The pre-construction activities to be undertaken by GAWB include:

  • the appointment of key advisors
  • addressing land tenure, permits and approvals
  • determining long lead time items (if required)
  • determining and commencing the preferred procurement strategy.

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)


EIS appendices

Supplementary EIS
SEIS Appendices



As the delivery management proponent for pre-construction activities, GAWB is responsible for procuring contractors to facilitate the construction of the pipeline, should the Queensland Government decide to proceed to construction.

GAWB’s pre-construction contracting strategy recognises local suppliers and obtaining local services where practicable, to deliver tangible benefits to the Gladstone region such as jobs, supply contracts and local capability raising.

Key construction procurement dates are listed below. These dates may be subject to change.

Date Milestone
21 October 2021 Industry briefing event
10 January 2022 Construction EOI issued to market
1 February 2022 Construction EOI period ends
3 March 2022 Construction ECI phase commences with McConnell Dowell and CPB Contractors
From May 2022 Preferred construction contractor selected

Local supplier industry briefing – January 2022

On Wednesday 19 January 2022, GAWB hosted a local supplier industry briefing event to provide an overview of the pre-construction project, opportunities for local suppliers, our approach and commitment to local buy and local content.

The presentation from the briefing event is available here for download.

A recording of the full briefing session can be found below.

Construction industry briefing – October 2021

On Thursday 21 October 2021, GAWB hosted a construction industry briefing event to outline the objectives of the pre-construction phase, scope of works and current and future opportunities for industry.

The presentation from the briefing event is available here for download.

A recording of the the full briefing session can be found below.

More information

If you have questions about pre-construction activities, please contact the Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline project team on