Rookwood Weir Landholder Support and Grants Program

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Advance Rockhampton are the facilitators of the Sunwater Rookwood Weir Landholder Support and Grants Program

A $1.2 million Sunwater program is being facilitated by Advance Rockhampton to help Central Queensland farmers understand potential agricultural opportunities associated with irrigation ahead of the Rookwood Weir Tender Two process (2022).

A variety of support tools and a grants program is being provided to assist landholders to further understand and assess options available to them.

Support tools include: Rookwood Weir Financial analysis tool, Rookwood Weir Crop Suitability tool, Land suitability maps and the Lower Fitzroy Soils map.

The Gear Up for Rookwood Weir Tender Two Water Sales  - Horticulture and Cropping Workshop will be held on 5 May 2022, starting at 5pm at the Rockhampton Leagues Club with dinner and drinks to be provided free of charge.  Ensure you RSVP through the TryBooking platform ­­­­

Grants  Program: The Rookwood Weir Grants program will provide a consultancy package to help landholders develop an Agricultural Report, a Business Plan and there will also be a designated rebate for landholders to seek independent financial advice.  Please note that the Rookwood Weir Grants Program closed on the 15 December at 5pm with applications having been assessed by Advance Rockhampton with all landholders notified of the outcome.

To find out more about Rookwood Weir visit:

For enquiries relating to the Rookwood Weir Landholder Support and Grants program, please contact:

Wade Clark

Industry Engagement Manager

E: | P: 4936 8577  | M: 0458 579 457


Probity Advisor

The Rookwood Weir Landholder Support & Grants Program is being funded by Sunwater and administered on their behalf by Advance Rockhampton. Ensuring that the Program is transparent and fair to all participants is very important to both Sunwater and Advance Rockhampton and to assist in that they have appointed OCM as independent probity advisor to the Program. If you have any probity-related concerns with the Program you can contact OCM directly - Iain McIndoe on or 0409 347 150.


More About Rookwood Weir

The Rookwood Weir is a landmark project that will capture valuable water in the lower Fitzroy, ultimately generating new economic & employment opportunities including intensive agricultural industry development. It will also support urban and industrial growth and water security.

The design and construction of the Rookwood Weir will be managed by Sunwater (construction authority, operator & water marketer), GHD (designer) and McCosker Contracting and ACCIONA (constructor). Funding for the project by the State and Federal Governments is fully committed and early works have commenced with the weir construction anticipated to be completed in 2023. 

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