The Cloncurry Weir is an essential piece of infrastructure to further drought-proof the town and provide a safe and reliable water supply for residents.
A sustainable water supply is an essential Council service. Recent years of below-average rainfall highlighted the need for Council to construct additional infrastructure to secure long-term water storage.
The Weir completed in February 2014 has proven to be a valuable asset to Council and is a long-term water storage solution.
The Weir also supports economic development through the provision of adequate water for industry.
Completed in February 2014
Secures an additional 700 mega litres of water in the Cloncurry River
Ability to harvest 35 mega litres per day into Chinaman Creek Dam which equates to eight days of town usage per day of harvesting
The water held by the Weir replenishes river aquifers and shallow fractures rock aquifers
$150,000 of works were funded by the Queensland State Government Local Government Grants Subsidy Program.
is includes a Fish Ladder to assist with the migration of fish up and down the Cloncurry River.