Big Rocks Weir project - draft terms of reference for an environmental impact statement

Closed 7 Jun 2021

Opened 10 May 2021


Queensland’s Coordinator-General invites you to have your say on the draft terms of reference (TOR) for an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Big Rocks Weir project.

Prepared by the Coordinator-General, the draft TOR sets out the matters to be studied within the EIS. You are invited to comment on whether the draft TOR adequately covers all the matters Charters Towers Regional Council must address when preparing the EIS.

About the project

The proponent – Charters Towers Regional Council – proposes to develop the Big Rocks Weir project. The project is to construct a 10,000 megalitre weir and associated infrastructure at Big Rocks on the Burdekin River approximately 26 kilometres (km) north of Charters Towers and 24 km upstream of the existing Charters Towers Weir. The weir would augment the Charters Towers urban water supply and support agriculture in the region.

View the draft TOR online from 7 May 2021.  

How to comment

There are a number of different options available to provide comments on this draft TOR. You only need to provide comments using one of these methods. Replicated responses received through different methods will only be counted as one comment.

  1. Click the ‘Make a comment’ link below
  2. Email your comments to
  3. Post your comments to:
    • Attention: Coordinator General
      c/- EIS Project Manager, Big Rocks Weir project
      Office of the Coordinator-General
      PO Box 15517
      City East Qld 4002 Australia

Note: If you wish to attach anything (e.g. maps, images or supporting documents), please use the email option instead of the online form.

The draft TOR is available online from 7 May 2020. Comments on the draft TOR will be accepted between Monday 10 May 2021 and 5 pm Monday 7 June 2021

What happens next

The Coordinator-General will consider all comments on the draft TOR, before releasing the final TOR.

The proponent will prepare a draft EIS for the project addressing the requirements outlined in the final TOR.


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