The Burdekin Falls Dam Raising project involves:
- raising the existing dam by two metres to increase the storage capacity by 590,000 megalitres to a total of 2,446,000 megalitres
- raising of the spillway, abutments and saddle dams, and
- adjusting the spillway apron and possible changes to the access road alignment.
|Expected Construction Commencement
|Sunwater submitted a Preliminary Business Case to Building Queensland for the Dam Raising and Improvement Projects.
|The Queensland Government declared the Burdekin Falls Dam Raising Project a Coordinated Project and announced that a Detailed Business Case into both the Raising and Improvement Projects would be developed by Building Queensland and Sunwater. Sunwater also commenced the EIS process through the Queensland Coordinator-General.
|The Queensland Government released the draft terms of reference for public comment, ahead of the Environmental Impact Statement preparation. Public comments closed 29 January 2021.
|The 2020-21 Queensland Budget allocated $150 million to Sunwater and Seqwater for Dam Improvement Programs. Part of this funding will be allocated towards delivering the Detailed Business Case.
|The Queensland Government announced that it endorses the raising of Burdekin Falls Dam by two meters.
Estimated Total Cost
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