Seqwater and the Queensland Police Service have launched a joint campaign encouraging the public to ‘be DAM smart’ on and around South East Queensland dams this summer. Seqwater is responsible for 26 dams and 50 weirs as well as 46 operational water treatment plants across South East Queensland. Seqwater Chief Executive Officer, Terri Benson said Seqwater was again expecting bumper […]
The Queensland Government has released a draft strategy for the management of the Cape York Peninsula’s water resources for public comment. The new strategy aims to deliver secure and sustainable access to water for all sectors of the Cape York communities. “The draft strategy outlines a robust and fit-for-purpose water allocation and management framework for the Cape York region,” said […]
Melbourne Water intends to begin works in early 2014 to upgrade Greenvale Reservoir’s embankment. Bill Welsford, Senior Project Manager, said the upgrade was necessary to ensure Melbourne Water continued to provide a secure water supply to the north-western and western suburbs of Melbourne. “Regular assessments of Greenvale Reservoir have identified an opportunity to upgrade the embankment and the dam’s security, […]
Seqwater has launched a new weir safety campaign warning the community about the dangers of swimming in weirs and fast flowing water. The weir safety campaign, with the new slogan ‘Don’t get sucked in’, urges the public, especially young people, to be aware of the potentially fatal consequences of swimming in weirs and flooded waterways. The campaign is an important […]
Orange City Council are inviting suitably experienced companies with adequate capability and capacity that seek to be pre-selected to tender for the Construction of the Suma Park Dam Upgrade Works. Upgrade works include but are not limited to: – Main Dam raising of existing concrete arch – Auxillary spillway construction – Outlet works upgrade – Access roads and associated works […]
Seqwater has repaired scouring and erosion at the toe of Borumba Dam in South East Queensland in readiness for the summer months. The repairs were required as a result of damage caused by the January 2011 floods. The toe, made of rock, sits in front of the dam wall and almost 3,600 tonnes of rock was brought in to provide […]
Melbourne’s water storages have edged past 80% full in October due to above-average rainfall and reduced water usage. Storages started October at 78.6% full and ended the month at 80.1%. The 1.5% increase represents a net gain of 27 billion litres, which is close to a month’s water supply for Melbourne. The four major catchments that harvest most of Melbourne’s […]
Agriculture in the Fitzroy River Basin is set to receive a boost under proposals contained in a new draft Resource Operations Plan (ROP) for the Fitzroy which has been released for public consultation by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines in Queensland. Qld Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said the draft ROP proposes a number of […]
NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has announced the discovery of a number of important early heritage items at Prospect Reservoir, as a multimillion-dollar water supply upgrade begins. Ms Hodgkinson said work on a $13.7 million contract to upgrade the Prospect Reservoir – part of Sydney’s historic Upper Nepean water supply system – has begun. “A number of previously […]
ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has officially launched the Cotter Dam Canberra following the successful completion of construction. The dam is expected to support the economic growth and development of Canberra and the ACT through its next hundred years, providing long-term water security through whatever conditions we may face through our changing climate. Today, the dam is already more a […]
Melbourne Water has revealed that their water storages edged close to 80% full in September despite below-average rainfall and streamflow. Storages started September at 76.7% full and finished the month at 78.6% – a net gain of 35 billion litres. The 1.9% increase is below the long-term average for September and is due to below-average rainfall and streamflow at the […]
It has been revealed that storage levels in the new Cotter Dam, soon to be launched by ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, are now more than 5 times the volume of the original dam. Across the catchment other ACT dams are also breaking records. Mark Sullivan, ACTEW Water’s managing Director said: “We’re delighted that our dams are now storing more […]
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