Redlands residents are having their say on construction traffic plans for the upcoming Leslie Harrison Dam upgrade, with a lot of valuable feedback received already.
For the past few weeks, bulk water authority Seqwater has been consulting with the community on access routes for trucks during the dam upgrade construction.
The $24 million upgrade of the dam is part of Seqwater’s Dam Improvement Program.
The upgrade will make sure the drinking water storage can continue to operate safely into the future.
Construction is expected to begin in mid-2018 and will take about 12 months to complete, subject to weather.
Seqwater Acting Chief Executive Officer Dan Spiller said the organisation was keen to involve the community in aspects of construction planning.
“During this necessary upgrade, we understand that construction work will impact on local residents so we want to work with them to address those impacts,” Mr Spiller said.
“We expect between 40 and 80 trucks per day travelling to and from the construction site, and using the existing dam and water treatment plant access roads is not an option, so we are investigating other proposed routes.
“Information about the proposed routes has been available on our website since late November, with those interested able to offer their views online.
“This feedback will be considered in developing the construction traffic plans. We’ll continue to provide updates to the community as the project progresses.”
Interested residents can view the proposed routes and provide comments by visiting Seqwater.mysocialpinpoint.com/leslieharrison. Feedback must be received by 5 February 2018
Mr Spiller said the webpage had already been visited by more than 400 people.
In addition, registrations are now open for members of the public to attend a tour of Leslie Harrison Dam and the Capalaba Water Treatment Plant in January.
Places on the tours are limited. To register, visit Seqwater.com.au/damimprovement and click the Leslie Harrison Dam link for more information.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1800 427 799.
Opportunities to provide feedback
Tours of Leslie Harrison Dam will be held on Friday 19 January and Saturday 20 January 2018.
Registration details are available on seqwater.com.au/dam-improvement-program/leslieharrison-dam
The community drop-in sessions in will be held on Thursday 25 January 2018 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm and Monday 29 January 2018 from 9am to 12pm at Redlands Indigiscapes Centre 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba.