Essential work reduces safety risk at Paradise Dam

A significant milestone has been reached on work at Paradise Dam near Bundaberg to improve the safety of downstream communities. Sunwater has completed a range of activities on the dam spillway, strengthening the structure and reducing the risk of dam failure. A 600mm concrete crest has been constructed on the dam wall, finalising a 5.8m […]

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Paradise Dam supply level update

Sunwater has updated Paradise Dam’s supply level and current capacity to reflect the height of the dam wall. This is necessary to provide clarity for operational and safety matters, and to ensure the community has access to accurate and consistent information. In the event of extreme weather conditions, it is important that 100% capacity represents […]

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Paradise Dam community information stalls

The current essential works to lower the Paradise Dam spillway provide a short-term risk reduction while plans for the longer-term dam improvement project are designed and implemented. Building Queensland is developing a Detailed Business Case that will provide further information on options for the future of Paradise Dam. The Detailed Business Case will be provided […]

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Paradise Dam Essential Works Emergency Action Plan Addendum

An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Addendum has been prepared for the Essential Works period at Paradise Dam and approved by the Local Disaster Management Groups. Sunwater has informed residents living immediately downstream of Paradise Dam to ensure that they are aware that evacuation triggers will be activated earlier while works are underway. It is critical […]

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Bundaberg Water Supply Scheme kitchen table conversations

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Customers are invited to meet with our team so we can share information and respond to your questions about the scheme, how announced allocations are calculated and the next steps for deciding the future of Paradise Dam. If you are interested in hosting a kitchen table conversation, please speak with your neighbours who are also […]

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