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Burnett Catchment Water Infrastructure Project

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Burnett River Dam storage capacity

300,000Ml

Medium priority supply (agricultural use)

124,000Ml a year

High priority supply (urban and industrial use)

20,000Ml a year

Burnett River Dam access road

16km of unmade roads upgraded

Kirar Weir access road

6km gravel and bitumen road upgraded

Burnett River Dam cost

AUS$168m

Walla weir cost

AUS$5.2m

Kirar Weir cost

AUS$20m

Dam access road cost

AUS$6.8m

Weir access road cost

AUS$1.4m

Anticipated total project cost

AUS$200m

State Government environmental approval

October 2001

Commonwealth Government approval

January 2002

Dam access road construction began

April 2003

Weir access road contract awarded

May 2003

Weir access road construction began

June 2003

Access roads completed

Mid October 2003

Kirar Weir construction commenced

December 2003

Dam contract award formally announced

October 2003

Dam site works commence

November 2003

Dam foundation prepared / detailed design finalised

Spring 2004

Construction of the main spillway wall commenced

Mid 2004

Relocation and upgrade of upstream infrastructure completion

Late 2004

Dam wall completed

Early 2005

Outlet works commissioned

Mid 2005

Work completed

November 2005

Sponsor

State of Queensland

Project developer

Burnett Water - company established by State of Queensland (now a subsidiary of SunWater)

Main contractor (dam construction)

Burnett Dam Alliance (comprising Walter Construction Group, Macmahon Holdings, Hydro Tasmania, SMEC and Wagner Group)

Dam access road contractor

RoadTek, in partnership with Biggenden Shire Council

Eidsvold Weir access road

Eidsvold Shire Council

Environmental impact study

Sinclair Knight Merz
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