Making Water Work Program

What is the Making Water Work Program?

Rockhampton Regional Council through Advance Rockhampton in partnership with the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) coined the landmark program called ‘Making Water Work’ in 2019 thanks to an initial investment provided by the Department of Environment and Science for Communities in Transition.

Since its inception, Making Water Work has focused on developing the Fitzroy Food Bowl through planning for new and innovative agriculture that would better use the water within the Fitzroy River Catchment.

The multifaceted Making Water Work program is best summarised by five key projects:

  1. Defining a supply chain and development precincts vision.
  2. Visionary land use planning to facilitate development precincts.
  3. Mobilising strong water governance arrangements.
  4. Integrating nutrient, waste and energy streams in agricultural development.
  5. Achieving reef water quality requirements in new agricultural development.
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For further information please contact Wade Clark, Economic Development Manager P: 0458 579 457 | E: