Update: Flying foxes present at Burdekin Falls Dam campsite

Burdekin Falls Dam campsite

Update 3: 22 September 2021 | 11:00am The large resident colony of flying foxes remains at the Burdekin Falls Dam recreation and camping grounds. Visitors are reminded to use caution. Sunwater has engaged Ecosure to provide solutions to carefully manage the dispersal of the colony and will work with the Department of Environment and Science […]

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Temporary workers camp at Burdekin Falls Dam as site investigations ramp up

Burdekin Falls Dam Fly Camp

Over the coming months Sunwater is undertaking a range of site investigations and surveys as part of the Burdekin Falls Dam Improvement and Raising detailed business case assessments. Investigations range from additional geotechnical inspections to groundwater, geomorphology, and terrestrial ecology surveys. The findings from these investigations will contribute to the detailed business case currently underway […]

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Public comment now open for Burdekin Falls Dam Raising EIS draft terms of reference

Burdekin Falls Dam

Sunwater is pleased to advise that Queensland’s Coordinator-General has released the draft terms of reference for public comment on the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Burdekin Falls Dam Raising Project. The Burdekin Falls Dam Raising Project is a proposal to raise the existing Burdekin Falls Dam as a potential means to increase water supply […]

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Update for customers within the Burdekin-Haughton Water Supply Scheme

Sugar cane

Sunwater is working closely with Building Queensland on a detailed business case (DBC) for the Burdekin Falls Dam Improvement and proposed Burdekin Falls Dam Raising projects. Future water demand survey The Burdekin Falls Dam Raising Project is a proposal to raise the existing dam to increase water supply in the Burdekin and surrounding regions. Sunwater […]

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Proposed raising of Burdekin Falls Dam declared a coordinated project

Burdekin Falls Dam

Sunwater welcomes the Queensland’s Coordinator-General decision to declare the Burdekin Falls Dam Raising Project a coordinated project. Burdekin Falls Dam, located 200 km south of Townsville, is the largest dam in Queensland at four times the capacity of Sydney Harbour. The project is a proposal to raise the existing dam as a potential means to […]

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Geotechnical investigations update

Burdekin Falls Dam

Sunwater has recently completed geotechnical works at Burdekin Falls Dam to investigate the soil and rock properties of the land surrounding the dam. The works are part of the detailed business case for the Burdekin Falls Dam Raising and Dam Improvement projects. The investigations are critical to inform the engineering design and will also help […]

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Geotechnical investigations commence at Burdekin Falls Dam

Burdekin Falls Dam Raising

Sunwater is undertaking geotechnical works at Burdekin Falls Dam to investigate the soil and rock properties of the land surrounding the dam. The works are part of the Detailed Business Case for the Burdekin Falls Dam Raising and Dam Improvement Projects and are critical to inform the design of future construction works. The investigation will […]

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