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Government-owned corporation
Industry Water resources
Headquarters Brisbane, Australia
Area served
Products Water
Services From designing and building dams, managing and operating infrastructure
Total assets A$10 billion
Parent Government of Queensland
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SunWater, the trading name of SunWater Limited, is a statutory Queensland Government-owned corporation[6] that supplies bulk water to over 5,000 customers and water consultancy services to a range of institutional clients in the Wide Bay–Burnett and North West regions of Queensland, Australia.

SunWater was established on 1 October 2000 pursuant to the Government Owned Corporations Act 1993 (QLD) and the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)

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SunWater is responsible for the operation and maintenance of 19 major dams,[3] 63 weirs,[3] 80 major pumping stations[3] and more than 2,500 kilometres (1,600 mi) of pipelines[3] and open channels. Water storage infrastructure managed by SunWater includes Burdekin Falls Dam,[7] Bjelke-Petersen Dam [7] and Wuruma Dam.[7]

SunWater constructed, and owns and operates the Tinaroo Hydro Power Station, a mini–hydroelectric power station at Lake Tinaroo;[7] and the Paradise Mini-Hydro, a mini–hydroelectric power station at Paradise Dam, impacted by flooding near Bundaberg in 2010.

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