Paradise Dam Essential Works

Paradise Dam Essential Works Project

Paradise Dam, Queensland

Ensuring the safety of communities downstream of Paradise Dam is Sunwater’s primary concern. Immediate essential works are necessary to lower the spillway in order to better manage community safety.

The Project

As part of our Dam Improvement Program, Sunwater conducted technical investigations that identified a structural problem relating to the concrete in the Paradise Dam wall. This created a potential safety issue in the unlikely event that a flood like the 2013 flood occurs. Ensuring the safety of communities downstream of Paradise Dam is Sunwater’s primary concern. Immediate essential works are necessary to lower the spillway in order to better manage community safety.

Sunwater has established a Paradise Dam Community Reference Group, who will work with us to help keep communities informed and prepared while rectification work is undertaken.

What’s involved?

Sunwater is proactively lowering the dam’s water storage level to 42 per cent ahead of the 2019/20 wet season to facilitate essential work to lower the spillway by five metres.  The water is being released from Paradise Dam over a 10-week period and it has been made available at no charge from 27 September.

Planning is underway to facilitate site access and construction work to lower the spillway by five metres in May 2020.

How to access water

The water being released from Paradise Dam over a 10-week period is available at no charge to customers. There is no Part A and Part B charge. Access to this water will have no impact on existing customers’ existing allocation balances. Customers will still be required to pay Part A charges for their existing water entitlements.

Find out more information via email to customersupport@sunwater.com.au or via SMS to Ph: 0400 601 795.

Dam safety

The Sunwater App provides the latest dam information and alerts at your fingertips. It is the perfect tool to stay informed about Sunwater dam operations especially during heavy rain and flood.

Major milestones

Forecast completion of Essential Works by end of 2020 (weather permitting).

Location

Paradise Dam, Queensland
Approximately 20km north-west of Biggenden and 80km south-west of Bundaberg.

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