Upper Condamine Weirs & Barrages

Upper Condamine Weirs & Barrages

History

Upper Condamine Weirs

Cecil Plains Weir is the largest storage in this scheme and is a mass concrete weir that was built on the Condamine River in 1947 to supply irrigation water to the southern section of the Darling Downs region. 

Supporting this scheme is the Lemon Tree Weir built in 1979, Talgai Weir built in 1981 and Yarramalong Weir built in 1989 on the Condamine River. The Melrose Weir built in 1978, Wando Weir built in 1980 and Nangwee Weir built in 1995 on the Condamine River North Branch also support this scheme. 

The scheme provides water for both irrigation and urban supply to the towns of Warwick and Cecil Plains.

Did you know?

Visitors head to the Southern Downs each year during summer to catch a glimpse (and a photo) with fields of blooming sunflowers – often reaching up to and over a metre in height.


Mass concrete weir
Cecil Plains Weir
700 ML

Facilities

  • Boat Ramp

  • Car Parking

  • Road Access

  • Lookout

  • Picnic Areas

  • Toilets

  • Rubbish Bins

  • BBQs

  • Treated Water

  • Camping

Additional information

Management

Cecil Plains Weir is owned and managed by Sunwater. Toowoomba Regional Council own and manage the recreation area and toilet facilities at Apex Park.

Public access

This storage is only accessible to Sunwater through private property. There is no public access to the weir or weir area. Sunwater restricts access to the weir infrastructure in order to keep you safe as conditions can be dangerous and unpredictable and water can be released at any time.  

Camping             

Sunwater does not permit camping near the weir. Accommodation and camping are available at the privately owned Cecil Plains Homestead located upstream of the weir. For further information contact Cecil Plains Homestead.

Boating and fishing

Sunwater does not permit boating or fishing near the weir. Operators who choose to boat or fish in the surrounding waterway (not owned by Sunwater) are reminded to read the signs, look for hazards, boat to conditions and stay away from the weir wall by at least 200 metres or as signed.

Onshore fishing

Sunwater does not permit onshore fishing on or near the weir. Onshore fishing occurs in the surrounding area (not owned or managed by Sunwater). Visitors are reminded that fishing on or near weir walls is unsafe and is not permitted by law.

Swimming, water-based recreation         

Sunwater does not permit swimming and water-based recreation near the weir.

Known additional hazards

Visitors accessing downstream of the weir for recreation are warned that water releases can occur at any time.


Minimum energy weir
Lemon Tree Weir
305 ML

Facilities

  • Boat Ramp

  • Car Parking

  • Road Access

  • Lookout

  • Picnic Areas

  • Toilets

  • Rubbish Bins

  • BBQs

  • Treated Water

  • Camping

Additional information

Management

Lemon Tree Weir is owned and managed by Sunwater.

Public access

This storage is only accessible to Sunwater through private property. There is no public access to the weir or weir area. Sunwater restricts access to the weir infrastructure in order to keep you safe as conditions can be dangerous and unpredictable and water can be released at any time.  

Camping             

Sunwater does not permit camping near the weir.

Boating and fishing

Sunwater does not permit boating or fishing near the weir. Operators who choose to boat or fish in the surrounding waterway (not owned by Sunwater) are reminded to read the signs, look for hazards, boat to conditions and stay away from the weir wall by at least 200 metres or as signed.

Onshore fishing

Sunwater does not permit onshore fishing on or near the weir. Fishing on or near weir walls is unsafe and not permitted by law.

Swimming, water-based recreation          

Sunwater does not permit swimming and water-based recreation near the weir.

Known additional hazards

Visitors accessing downstream of the weir for recreation are warned that water releases can occur at any time.


Sheet piling weir
Yarramalong Weir
390 ML

Facilities

  • Boat Ramp

  • Car Parking

  • Road Access

  • Lookout

  • Picnic Areas

  • Toilets

  • Rubbish Bins

  • BBQs

  • Treated Water

  • Camping

Additional information

Management

Yarramalong Weir is owned and managed by Sunwater. Toowoomba Regional Council own and manage the reserve on the southern side of weir including toilet facilities and the boat ramp.

Public access

Public access is permitted in designated areas only. There is no public access to the weir infrastructure. Sunwater restricts access to the weir infrastructure in order to keep you safe as conditions can be dangerous and unpredictable and water can be released at any time.  

Camping             

Camping grounds at Yarramalong Weir are owned and managed by Toowoomba Regional Council. For information about camping contact Toowoomba Regional Council.

Boating and fishing

Sunwater does not permit boating or fishing near the weir. Operators who choose to boat or fish in the surrounding waterway (not owned by Sunwater) are reminded to read the signs, look for hazards, boat to conditions and stay away from the weir wall by at least 200 metres or as signed.

Onshore fishing

Sunwater does not permit onshore fishing on or near the weir. Onshore fishing occurs in the surrounding area (not owned or managed by Sunwater). Visitors are reminded that fishing on or near weir walls is unsafe and is not permitted by law.

Swimming, water-based recreation         

Sunwater does not permit swimming and water-based recreation near the weir. Swimming and water-based recreation occur in the surrounding waterway (not owned or managed by Sunwater). Visitors are reminded to read the signs, check for hazards, know your swimming ability and enjoy the waterway safely.

Known additional hazards

Visitors accessing downstream of the weir for recreation are warned that water releases can occur at any time.


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