Mount Morgan Water Pipeline Project

  • Project typePipeline Construction
  • Project value$88.2 million
  • Project scheduleAugust 2023 - September 2025
  • Contractor nameHaslin Constructions
2023 August Mount Morgan Pipes

The Mount Morgan Pipeline project includes the construction of a 28km pipeline to deliver  long-term water security for the Mount Morgan community. 

The $88.2 million project will include:

  • Construction of a 28km potable water pipeline from the pump station at Gracemere to Mount Morgan;
  • Upgrade of the pump station at Old Capricorn Highway;
  • Construction of a new reservoir and new pump station at Lucas Street, Gracemere; and
  • New pump station and small reservoir at Moonmera, which is approximately halfway along the pipeline route.

In August 2023 Rockhampton Regional Council announced an early works package as well as the procurement of pipes for the Mount Morgan Water Pipeline Project. The early works package included site preparation, power upgrades and cultural and environmental assessments. Council proactively decided to commence early works and purchased the pipes to ensure there were no delays due to global supply chain shortages.

Pipeline Alignment

A copy of the pipeline alignment is available here(PDF, 3MB)


The Mount Morgan Water Supply Pipeline Project is jointly funded by the Federal Government ($30 million), The Queensland Government ($40.4 million) and Rockhampton Regional Council ($17.8 million). 


Mount Morgan residents have been on level 6 water usage restrictions since March 2021 due to the prolonged drought conditions and low levels in Mount Morgan’s Number 7 dam. Since April 2021, Rockhampton Regional Council has been carting water to the town and will continue to do so throughout the duration of the project.