Major upgrade works which were completed in 2019, included strengthening the main dam structure to better withstand earthquakes and extreme weather events. Remaining minor works are now complete.
Seqwater Senior Project Manager, Stephen Sanderson, said the upgrade also included improved recreation opportunities for locals and visitors.
“In addition, we have revamped the recreation area, including new picnic tables, shade structures and turf. With the upgrade now complete, the water level of the lake has returned to its original full supply level, offering greater recreation enjoyment for everyone,” Mr Sanderson said.
The upgrade has also delivered environmental improvements for the lake and surrounding catchment, including a redesigned area downstream from the spillway to create a defined passageway to allow fish to travel downstream.
“We undertook significant revegetation works in the broader catchment area and
partnered with community groups to help improve the bushland as part of the upgrade project,” Mr Sanderson said.
“New koala and security fencing have been installed to protect local wildlife and prevent access to restricted areas of the dam.”
Sideling Creek Dam is one of several dams across South East Queensland identified in the assessment for upgrade as part of Seqwater’s Dam Improvement Program.
For more information about Seqwater’s Dam Improvement Program visit: https://www.seqwater.com.au/damimprovement