In 2012-13, we commissioned an independent review of our 26 referable dams, which found improvements are needed at a number of our dams to meet the Queensland dam safety guidelines into the future.

We have prioritised a program of dam upgrades in a staged approach to give us time to scope, design and plan, while maintaining public safety, security of water supply and delivering best value for money.

Sideling Creek Dam is one of a number of dams identified for upgrade.

 

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The detailed design for the upgrade of Sideling Creek Dam (Lake Kurwongbah) is nearing completion and construction planning is underway. Construction for the planned upgrade is expected to start in mid - 2018, subject to Seqwater receiving necessary project approvals.

 

The upgrades to Sideling Creek Dam, as part of our Dam Improvement Program, will involve strengthening the main embankment of the dam and the concrete spillway, and then restoring the dam’s capacity to the original full supply level.

 

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