Stage One of the Hells Gates Dam project includes the construction of the Big Rocks Weir, located approximately 26 kilometres north of Charters Towers. The weir will have a 10,000 megalitre capacity, which is approximatley double the capacity of the Charters Towers Weir, and is expected to be 188 metres wide and approximately 4.4 metres high.
The Big Rocks Weir project comprises of four main components:
- the weir and storage area
- a fishway
- a saddle dam, and
- access tracks.
|2018||The Federal Government allocated $54 million towards the Hells Gates Dam project, including $30 million for Stage One.|
|Aug 2020||The Big Rocks Weir Final Business Case was completed.|