Conglomerate Dam upgrade works – Queenstown

Conglomerate Dam upgrade works – Queenstown

Conglomerate Dam is located on a tributary of Conglomerate Creek in Queenstown. It was constructed in 1971 and is the primary source of water supply and storage in the overall Queenstown Water Supply System. The dam was built of earth and rockfill construction and has a storage capacity of 53.1ML. Water from the dam is provided to the Queenstown Water Treatment Plant which supplies the town with drinking water.

A review and assessment of Conglomerate Dam was undertaken in late 2012 which identified opportunities for improvement to meet modern dam guidelines, set by the Australian National Committee on Large Dams.

An investigation and detailed design were subsequently completed to address and provide detail on the improvement works required. The design considered many variables including geotechnical information, a flora and fauna report and an Aboriginal and historic heritage report.

Upgrades to Conglomerate Dam in Queenstown have been ongoing since 2013 with pipe line work recently completed. Works will now commence in early May 2017 which involves strengthening of the dam embankment and improvements to the spillway.

This project went to tender with Hazell Bros the successful contractor, who are highly experienced in civil construction.

The works will require large amounts of sand, gravel and rock to be brought to site, which means there will be a significant increase in truck traffic to the dam site. However, the great bulk of this work will occur after winter. Work will largely occur between the hours of 7am-5pm Monday to Friday. It is likely that works will stand down over the winter period and recommence later in the year. The works are planned for completion in March 2018.

We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause. Hazell Bros will be working diligently to ensure the works are completed as quickly as possible and any impact on nearby residents is minimised.

TasWater will continue to communicate to the community regarding the progress of these works.

TasWater is committed to investing in new and improved infrastructure projects across Tasmania. These projects will provide improved public health and safety and ensure we deliver a reliable service for future generations.

For more information about this project, please contact Community Engagement Officer Nikki Brookman on 13 6992 or email communityengagement@taswater.com.au

Conglomerate Dam upgrade works – Queenstown

Conglomerate Dam is located on a tributary of Conglomerate Creek in Queenstown. It was constructed in 1971 and is the primary source of water supply and storage in the overall Queenstown Water Supply System. The dam was built of earth and rockfill construction and has a storage capacity of 53.1ML. Water from the dam is provided to the Queenstown Water Treatment Plant which supplies the town with drinking water.

A review and assessment of Conglomerate Dam was undertaken in late 2012 which identified opportunities for improvement to meet modern dam guidelines, set by the Australian National Committee on Large Dams.

An investigation and detailed design were subsequently completed to address and provide detail on the improvement works required. The design considered many variables including geotechnical information, a flora and fauna report and an Aboriginal and historic heritage report.

Upgrades to Conglomerate Dam in Queenstown have been ongoing since 2013 with pipe line work recently completed. Works will now commence in early May 2017 which involves strengthening of the dam embankment and improvements to the spillway.

This project went to tender with Hazell Bros the successful contractor, who are highly experienced in civil construction.

The works will require large amounts of sand, gravel and rock to be brought to site, which means there will be a significant increase in truck traffic to the dam site. However, the great bulk of this work will occur after winter. Work will largely occur between the hours of 7am-5pm Monday to Friday. It is likely that works will stand down over the winter period and recommence later in the year. The works are planned for completion in March 2018.

We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause. Hazell Bros will be working diligently to ensure the works are completed as quickly as possible and any impact on nearby residents is minimised.

TasWater will continue to communicate to the community regarding the progress of these works.

TasWater is committed to investing in new and improved infrastructure projects across Tasmania. These projects will provide improved public health and safety and ensure we deliver a reliable service for future generations.

For more information about this project, please contact Community Engagement Officer Nikki Brookman on 13 6992 or email communityengagement@taswater.com.au