Round 2 Demand Assessment Information Packs


Round 2 – Letter of Intent Form

It is not legally binding.
If you participated in Round 1 you must still fill out the Round 2 – Letter of Intent Form, please.
If you are new to the project, please fill out the Round 2 – Letter of Intent Form, you have not missed out.
Please return the completed form to by 21 May 2021.
If you can send this form back earlier, please do! 😊

DOWNLOAD Letter of Intent Form

Contacts for information on DEMAND ASSESSMENT

To discuss further, contact Angus MacDonald, Principal Advisor, Jacobs on mobile 0488 444 973 or email

To discuss agronomy contact Malcolm Frick, PeritusAg on 0429 888 583 or email

The Hughenden Irrigation Project is seeking to improve the sustainability in the Flinders region. Like many other parts of rural and regional Australia, North West of Queensland has suffered through years of extreme weather events, declining populations, and loss of services.

The Hughenden Irrigation Project is currently assessing the financial viability of building an off-stream storage dam (190GL) on Saego Station, 45km north-west of Hughenden, to support 7,500 ha of new irrigation enterprises consisting of high value horticulture crops and livestock feed crops for the local grazing industry. The project is of strategic importance for the region and aligns very well with the strategic direction of Regional Development Australia to enhance growth and development of Australia’s regions.

Preliminary Business Case

A Preliminary Business Case was completed in February 2020 and submitted to the Hon Michael McCormack MP, Deputy Prime Minister and the Hon Dr Anthony Lynham MP, Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.

In May 2020, The Hon Michael McCormack MP gave his support for progressing this project to the next stage, being the Detailed Business Case (DBC).

HIP symbolic stone laid at Riverside Homestead

Flyover – Proposed Dam at Saego Station