Paradise Dam Improvement Project
Sunwater is planning for a new Paradise Dam wall on the Burnett River after newly identified issues show that no amount of improvement work will fix the existing dam.
Paradise Dam Reference Group
The Paradise Dam Reference Group (PDRG) has been established to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas between key stakeholders and Sunwater while the Paradise Dam Improvement Project (PDIP) is implemented. The PDRG Terms of Reference was endorsed by members in November 2022.
The PDRG replaces and builds on the productive work of the Paradise Dam Community Reference Group (CRG) and Paradise Dam Industry Forum (PDIF) (more information on these two forums can be found here) and is a forum for discussions in relation to community safety, water security, cultural, social and economic and environmental values.
While Sunwater is now focused on planning for a new Paradise Dam wall by progressing a detailed business case, the reference group will remain. Sunwater will continue to engage with this group to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas between key stakeholders as plans for the new dam wall progress.
The PDRG held its first meeting on 7 July 2022.
The PDRG is led by Independent Chair Renée Madsen.
- Meeting 1 – July 2022
- Meeting 2 – November 2022
- Meeting 3 – February 2023
- Meeting 4 – June 2023
- Meeting 5 – January 2024
|Bundaberg Regional Council (BRC)
|North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC)
|Bundaberg Chamber of Commerce
|Biggenden Chamber of Commerce
|Wide Bay Burnett Environment Council (WBBEC)
|Burnett Catchment Care Association
|First Nations Bailai, Gurang, Gooreng Gooreng, Taribelang Bunda (FNBGGGTB)
|Winston Mi Mi*
|Wakka Wakka people
|Bundaberg Regional Irrigators Group (BRIG)
|Canegrowers Isis (CI)
|Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers (BFVG)
|Craig Van Rooyen*
|Aust Macadamia Society (AMS)
|Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF)