2023-09-28 19:43:48 DAM CAPACITY 57.00% 34.10M HEIGHT 439,308ML VOLUME

Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline

The Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline is a $983 million project to address the single source water supply risk from Awoonga Dam and enable long-term water security for GAWB’s customers. The pipeline will also support future water for Gladstone’s emerging hydrogen and renewables industry. 

Project overview

The 117-kilometre pipeline will run from the Lower Fitzroy River in Rockhampton and connect to Gladstone Area Water Board’s existing water network at Yarwun. The pipeline comprises a water treatment plant, reservoirs and pumping stations at locations along its alignment including Laurel Bank, Alton Downs and Aldoga. 

The Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline will have the capacity to transport 30 gigalitres per annum from the Fitzroy River to Gladstone.

The Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline will:

  • provide water security and reliability
  • help ensure the continued operations of Gladstone’s industry
  • contribute to the growth of the Queensland economy
  • create more than 400 jobs at the peak of construction 
  • create 25 apprenticeships and traineeships
  • provide 10,000 hours of training to the delivery team
  • support the growth of Queensland’s renewables sector.
McConnell Dowell BMD Joint Venture has been appointed as the construction contractor.

Once constructed, the pipeline will be owned and managed by Gladstone Area Water Board.




Project Timeline

The following project timeline indicates the anticipated commencement and completion dates of key project phases, weather permitting, and is subject to change.


Management plans and documents 

Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP)

Yellow Chat Research Initiative

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

EIS appendices

Supplementary EIS
SEIS Appendices

More information

If you have questions please contact the Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline project team on