Flood repairs planned for Ben Anderson Barrage

28 Apr 2015

SunWater will complete flood repair work at Ben Anderson Barrage during this year’s dry season, in response to damage caused by record flooding associated with ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald in 2013.

SunWater General Manager Bulk Water and Irrigation Systems Tom Vanderbyl said work had been undertaken in stages, with initial repairs carried out in 2013 to ensure continued safety and water supply at the barrage.

“Like the rest of the Bundaberg community, and much of Queensland, SunWater’s infrastructure was hit hard by the record flooding experienced in 2013,” Mr Vanderbyl said.

“To enable us to safely complete the repairs to Ben Anderson Barrage, water levels will need to be lowered for certain periods during the project.

“Members of the community may also notice some heavy vehicle movement and construction activities in the vicinity of the barrage during this important repair work.

“Weather permitting, we plan to complete the repairs over a four month period, from May to August, during the low demand season to minimise the impact on our customers.

“SunWater asks people to take care if travelling near the work site during this time and calls on the community to be tolerant and understanding whilst the works are underway.”

Ben Anderson Barrage forms part of the Bundaberg Water Supply Scheme, storing and supplying up to 30,300 megalitres of water to downstream communities for irrigation and domestic use including supplying parts of Bundaberg.

 

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