Sunwater welcomes review into North Queensland dam operations

Ross River Dam

Sunwater has welcomed the Queensland Government’s appointment of the Inspector General Emergency Management to undertake an independent assessment into the preparedness and response to the monsoonal rainfall and flooding events in north Queensland. Sunwater CEO Nicole Hollows said Sunwater is committed to operating the Ross River Dam as safely as possible and will fully participate […]

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Essential repair work at EJ Beardmore Dam to ensure long-term water security

Beardmore Dam

Essential repair work is required at EJ Beardmore Dam to ensure the safety and integrity of the dam structure and secure long-term water supplies for the area’s irrigation and urban customers. The repair work will be undertaken both on the dam outlet – which releases water into the Thuraggi irrigation channel – and Thuraggi Channel, […]

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Sunwater provides submission for IGEM flood review

A close up of water

Sunwater has completed its submission for the Office of the Inspector-General Emergency Management (IGEM) on the 2019 Monsoon Trough Rainfall and Flood Review. The independent review into the preparedness and response to the flood events in north Queensland will assess five core areas, with Sunwater’s submission focusing on one area – ‘dam operations, in particular […]

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Sunwater builds temporary storage for St George irrigators

Cotton bales of crops in the St George and southern region

Sunwater has worked with St George irrigators to help save a potential 27,000 megalitres of water while essential repair works at EJ Beardmore Dam are being completed. Construction of a temporary enclosure, known as a coffer dam, was completed today and is now ready to store further inflows.   Executive General Manager Sunwater Operations Colin Bendall […]

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