October 28, 2016
Boondooma Dam is about to get a $50 million facelift, courtesy of the State Government.
The work, which will begin before the end of the year, will include repairs to the spillway and stabilising the dam wall.
Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the work would support about 120 full-time jobs during construction.
“These works are essential to ensure the ongoing supply of water needed to power the Tarong Power Station,” Mr Pitt said.
“Restoring Boondooma Dam is also critical to ensure a secure supply for its many irrigation, agricultural and domestic customers.
“The project will include stabilising the dam wall, constructing a new erosion control structure, additional defensive anchors and wall protection.
“Onsite works are expected to commence in late 2016 during the wet season and be delivered by the end of 2017.”
Built in 1982, the dam has a capacity of more than 204,200ML and supplies between 50 million and 80 million litres of water to Tarong Power Station every day.