Somerset Dam Safety Upgrade




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Somerset Dam Safety Upgrade
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STATUS: Credibly proposed
VALUE: $600M AUD
SECTOR: Water & sewerage
JURISDICTION: QLD
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

The Somerset Dam requires an upgrade to comply with the provisions of the Queensland Guidelines on Acceptable Flood Capacity for Water Dams.

The proposal includes undertaking an options study to develop a shortlist of potential upgrade options. Further geotechnical investigations and large-scale physical hydraulic modelling is required to assess both the existing dam and upgrade options. A preferred option will then be selected for preliminary design.

SEQWater is responsible for the $600 million safety upgrade. A preliminary business case is underway and expected to be completed by Q1 2019. 



Last reviewed: 01/02/2019

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