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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. Work commenced in early May 2017 which involves strengthening of the dam embankment and improvements to the spillway. The works were completed in May 2018.

TasWater is committed to investing in new and improved infrastructure projects across Tasmania. This project 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 Eleanor Laud in the Community Engagement Team 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. Work commenced in early May 2017 which involves strengthening of the dam embankment and improvements to the spillway. The works were completed in May 2018.

TasWater is committed to investing in new and improved infrastructure projects across Tasmania. This project 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 Eleanor Laud in the Community Engagement Team on 13 6992 or email communityengagement@taswater.com.au.