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Fitzroy River weir set to bring extra water for agriculture and industry as $352m funding is announc

But while a long-discussed central Queensland water infrastructure project finally looks set to go ahead, it is still unclear who will be able to reap the benefits.

After years of negotiations, promises and increased costings, a weir along the Fitzroy River at Rookwood, 60 kilometres south-east of Rockhampton, today secured the joint federal and state funding needed for its $352m construction.

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Lucid Economics developed the Capricorn Coast Region Economic Development Plan on behalf of Livingstone Shire and highlighted the economic opportunities that the Rookwood Weir could create. We look forward to seeing future investment and jobs flow to the region through this infrastructure project.

If you want to talk about catalytic infrastructure and economic opportunities in your community, get in touch with us at or 1-800-940-990.

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