North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
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. On 5 April 2019 the scope of the NQWIA was expanded to also include other major water infrastructure in regional Queensland including the Rookwood Weir, Mareeba-Dimbulah Water Supply Scheme and the Nogoa Mackenzie Water Supply Scheme. 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 National Water Infrastructure Fund. The NQWIA will coordinate the provision of information sharing amongst relevant regulatory authorities in order to implement the projects.
Type of Body
A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity
GFS Sector Classification
Established By / Under
PGPA Rule (Schedule 1)
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
GFS Function / Sector Reported
Transport and Communication
PS Act Body
Yes - Executive Agency
28 March 2019