Planning to commence on new Paradise Dam wall

Sunwater will begin planning to build an entirely new wall at Paradise Dam following expert recommendations that the existing wall cannot be repaired or reinforced.

While the existing dam is safer now at the current lower supply level, thanks to the Essential Works project undertaken by Sunwater, it is clear that the existing dam wall has too many issues to be repaired.

Sunwater’s recommendation to Government is that the dam wall should be wholly replaced. In the meantime, the dam will remain at the current lower supply level.

Further information on this announcement is available in a Ministerial statement and on the new dam wall webpage.