Urannah Dam

The proposed Urannah Dam project does not warrant the environmental destruction and risks to the land and rivers of Urannah, an area of highly sensitive Cultural and Environmental value of Eungella Hinterlands and surrounding areas of ecological importance.

This project has always been a great concern for the First Nations people, locals, farmers, environmentalists and scientists.

Currently local and State Governments are proposing a new Urannah Dam Proposal as applications for The Northern Australian White Paper are open.

Industry, mining, gas and agricultural expansion are increasing in demand for social and economical growth within the Bowen Basin region and surrounding areas.

We as the First Nation People are leading by example and we are supported by many people that are asking for more Environmental and Sustainable practices that dont sacrifice the very last highly sensitive ecology of Urannah which is adjacent to largest stretch of rainforest in the Southern Hemisphere which is Eungalla National Park.

When will they learn that you can’t take something of high value in exchange of something that is priceless, please help and support the fight to save the last untouched land and rivers of Urannah meaning Place of Water.


The proposed dam wall would be built between the two mountains on the right to flood the valley (plus more) in the foreground. Broken river is in the foreground. Photo by Ian Sutton.


Photo showing part of the valley that would be flooded with the proposed dam. This image is facing the opposite direction to the image above. By Jeff Tan

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Urannah Dam August 9, 2015