North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
The North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority (NQWIA) was established on 12 March 2019 to provide strategic planning and coordination of Commonwealth resources to implement the Hughenden Irrigation Scheme project and the Hells Gates Dam Scheme (including Big Rocks Weir) project. NQWIA works collaboratively with stakeholders, Local Governments and the Queensland Government to progress the feasibility and planning activities, including the development of business cases, related to major water infrastructure initiatives eligible to receive Australian Government funding from the North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority. The NQWIA will coordinate the provision of information sharing amongst relevant regulatory authorities in order to implement the projects.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    PGPA Rule (Schedule 1)

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • Materiality


  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Executive Agency

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 594, CANBERRA ACT 2601

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chief Executive Officer Mr. James Pruss 18 October 2022 30 June 2023
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