The Somerset Dam Safety Upgrade involves raising and strengthening the dam walls, expanding and strengthening the spillway dissipator basin, and altering the spillway. The upgrade will be undertaken to comply with the Queensland Guidelines on Acceptable Flood Capacity for Water Dams.
|2019||The preliminary business case was completed establishing a shortlist of options for the project.|
|Jul 2020||Building Queensland commenced business case development which will include a selection of preferred options. The findings will guide the preliminary designs.|
|Dec 2020||The 2020-21 Queensland Budget allocated $150 million to Sunwater and SEQwater for Dam Improvement Programs. A proportion of this funding will be provided to deliver the Somerset Dam Business Case.|