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Latest News - 2016


The first stage of work to enhance the safety of Queensland’s second largest dam was completed this week as part of SunWater’s Fairbairn Dam Spillway Safety Improvement Project. More than 380 steel anchors were installed, 1850 cubic metres of.. Read more »


An increasing number of fishing-related trespassing on SunWater land in the Eton region have renewed calls for locals to put safety first when choosing a fishing location over the summer holidays. Serious incidents involving gate and fence cu.. Read more »


As temperatures continue to rise across Queensland, SunWater is reminding people visiting regional dams and weirs to be aware of the increased potential for blue-green algae (BGA) blooms in waterways. SunWater Environment and Water Planning M.. Read more »


With the wet season now upon us, regional communities are being reminded to take advantage of new and improved early warning information to better prepare for extreme weather events. SunWater Chief Executive Officer Nicole Hollows says local .. Read more »


Jack Taylor Weir has again been the scene of young people trespassing and putting their lives at risk, with a number of alarming incidences of dangerous behaviour being reported to police in recent weeks. Warning signs and fencing at the SunW.. Read more »


With the official start to the wet season and the Bureau of Meteorology predicting several cyclones, Callide Valley residents are reminded to prepare their flood plans. SunWater Executive General Manager Operations, Mr Colin Bendall, said Sun.. Read more »


Construction of a $50 million project to repair the Boondooma Dam spillway in Queensland’s South Burnett region has been awarded to Australasian civil engineering firm Fulton Hogan. Queensland Water and Energy Minister Mark Bailey said the pr.. Read more »


It may almost be the silly season, but there is nothing silly about water safety. That’s why the Central Highlands Regional Council, SunWater and the Emerald Police are teaming up to spread the word about the risks of trespassing and the pote.. Read more »


SunWater Chief Executive Officer Nicole Hollows has been appointed as interim non-executive Chair of Queensland Rail Limited, following the resignation of Mr Michael Klug. The SunWater Board has provided its full support of Ms Hollows’ short-.. Read more »


Hundreds of Emerald families took advantage of sensational weather to attend the Fairbairn Dam Open Day on Sunday 9 October, hosted by SunWater and Central Highlands Regional Council. On a beautiful day without a cloud in the sky, around 500 .. Read more »


A new two week camping limit has been introduced at Wuruma Dam to address over-crowding issues and promote more equal access to the increasingly popular recreational facilities. Mr Colin Bendall, SunWater General Manager Operations, said the .. Read more »


Emerald residents will have a unique opportunity to see Fairbairn Dam from a different angle and learn how to prepare for the coming storm season at a family fun day this Sunday 9 October. A joint initiative of SunWater and Central Highlands .. Read more »


A manual test of the radial gates at Callide Dam will be conducted by SunWater next Wednesday 28 September as part of an ongoing dam safety management program. Mr Colin Bendall, SunWater Executive General Manager Operations, said the gates wi.. Read more »


SunWater this week commenced lowering the water level at Ben Anderson Barrage in preparation for maintenance works that are scheduled to commence in early September. Ten steel shutters will be replaced as part of the scheduled works in additi.. Read more »


Two of Queensland’s key regional water storages, Fairbairn and Paradise dams, are undergoing maintenance over the coming months as part of SunWater’s ongoing Dam Safety Improvement Program. Located in the Central Highlands and Bundaberg regio.. Read more »


SunWater Board and executive travelled to Townsville for a regional board meeting yesterday, and today SunWater Chair and CEO met with the Townsville City Council to address concerns over town water supply. Following negotiations over the pas.. Read more »


Accomplished senior finance executive, John Hooper, will join SunWater mid-July as General Manager Corporate, leading the company’s corporate functions. Mr Hooper brings a diversity of industry experience from the energy, telecommunications, .. Read more »


SunWater is preparing for potentially severe weather conditions and rising dam levels across Central and Southern regional catchments in the coming week. General Manager of Operations, Tom Vanderbyl, said a number of dams in SunWater’s centra.. Read more »


The SunWater Board is pleased to announce that Ms Nicole Hollows has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer and will commence in late April. Chairman Leith Boully said the Board is confident that Ms Hollows’ extensive exper.. Read more »


SunWater is urging parents to talk to their children about the dangers of trespassing and of taking risks at local waterways ahead of the Easter school holidays. SunWater General Manager Operations, Tom Vanderbyl, says trespassing and engagin.. Read more »


SunWater is urging all campers and visitors planning a trip to Wuruma Dam over the Easter period to stay safe. SunWater’s Central Service Manager, Milton Pukallus said SunWater is aware that Wuruma Dam is becoming an increasingly popular camp.. Read more »


Two members of the public armed with boogie boards and rubber tubes were recently caught trespassing at Claude Wharton Weir. The appeal of water flowing at Claude Wharton Weir enticed the trespassers to climb over two locked gates and even ig.. Read more »


More than twenty fishermen were witnessed by SunWater staff fishing in a restricted area at Kinchant Dam throughout the past week. The fishermen cut fences and ignored various signs to fish near the dam’s spillway presumably in pursuit of a b.. Read more »


SunWater manually opened the Callide Dam gates at 1.30am this morning (Friday) when the dam level reached 100 percent (as per current operating procedures). In flows are currently at 3700 mega litres a day and falling with outflows of about 1.. Read more »


SunWater has recently launched a new safety campaign to remind the community about the risks of trespassing and the potential hazards when visiting dams, weirs and channels. The online video (/community/water-safety-awareness) is being distri.. Read more »


The January edition of the Callide Valley Flood Review Update is now available. This edition includes brief updates relating to the management of Callide Dam, detailed flood studies, improvements to network monitoring and details about SunWat.. Read more »


SunWater’s experienced team is delivering an extensive Dam Improvement Program ensuring a strong future of reliable water supply from SunWater’s dams. The program was originally implemented in 2006 and involves regular detailed assessments of.. Read more »


SunWater staff witnessed youth putting their safety at risk while trespassing at Kirar Weir over the holiday season. A small group of youths were caught drinking alcohol and behaving dangerously on the Weir such as running on the concrete cre.. Read more »


Local communities living near SunWater dams, weirs and waterways can be better informed about important operational and emergency information with the launch of a new SunWater App. SunWater’s Chief Executive Peter Boettcher said the SunW.. Read more »

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