Halfway mark for almost $1b Queensland pipeline

The completed pipeline will strengthen Central Queensland’s emerging hydrogen industry.
The completed pipeline will strengthen Central Queensland’s emerging hydrogen industry.

With 63km of pipeline laid, the halfway point of construction for the $983m Fitzroy to Gladstone pipeline in Central Queensland has been reached.

The pipeline supported by $311m in the 2024-25 State Budget, will deliver long term water security to Gladstone and boost the emerging hydrogen and critical mineral industries.

Queensland Premier Steven Miles says the pipeline will secure Queensland’s position as a renewable energy powerhouse.

“The Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline isn’t just bringing water security to Gladstone, it will unlock more jobs in emerging industries like hydrogen and critical minerals, which are vital to our Energy and Jobs Plan,” he said.

“This pipeline will help secure Gladstone’s future as a renewable energy powerhouse, but right now the project is benefitting businesses right across [Central Queensland], with 111 local businesses helping the construction effort.”

Queensland Minister for Water Glenn Butcher says the pipeline will provide industry opportunities across the State.

“Not only will it create 400 jobs during peak construction, but we’re investing in upskilling the next generation, with more than 25 apprenticeships and traineeships available on the project,” he said.

The pipeline is expected to be operational in 2026, weather and construction conditions permitting.