Tinaroo Falls Dam Raising

Client

Sunwater

Project value

$35M

Completion

2015

Location

Far North Qld

Sector

WATER

The dam was built on the Barron River about 100 km inland from Cairns. From 2008 to 2013, $24.7 million was invested in a major Dam Improvement Project which included installation of active crest anchors, a dam crest wave wall, downstream protection works and raising the saddle dam. The dam’s primary purpose is to ensure continuity of water supply to the Atherton Tableland. The dam also has an important role in the generation of hydro-electricity locally.

The Burdekin Falls Dam Raising Project is a proposal to raise the existing dam as a potential means to augment and increase water supply in the Burdekin and surrounding regions.  Works may include raising of the spillway, abutments and saddle dams, as well as adjustments to the spillway apron and possible changes to the access road alignment.

Sunwater required a Concept Estimate for the raising of Tinaroo Falls Dam in order to increase the storage area and yield.

What we delivered

Bellwether provided the following services:

  • Various Workshops
  • Concept Estimate including high level program, methodology and assumptions.

Following the workshop the estimate included a rudimentary breakdown for key components for stakeholder input and review.

“Bellwether’s estimate enabled the client to develop a Detailed Business Case”

Key outcomes

Sunwater is now working with Building Queensland who is leading a detailed business case (DBC) to further investigate raising the dam.

Blythe River Bridge Strengthening
North Brisbane Bikeway – Chalk Street to Price Street
Captain Cook Highway Smithfield Bypass
Tinaroo Falls Dam Raising
Nullinga Dam Detailed Business Case
Stony Creek & Lindenow Options
Warrego Highway / Mt Crosby Road Interchange Upgrade
Fairbairn Dam
Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program (MIPP)
Land Street Bikeway Underpass Duplication
Morayfield Indoor Sports and Events Centre Expansion
Torbanlea – Pialba Road Floodway Replacements Business Case
Samford Road Options Analysis
Logan Motorway East Bound Drainage Improvements and Pavement Rehabilitation
Gold Coast Tourism Hub Project – Bundall Road Site
Greenbank Transport Corridor
South Burnett Regional Council Systems Review
Cannon Hill Shopping Centre Bus Facility – Bus Station Upgrade
Newell Highway Flood Immunity West Wyalong to Forbes
Mareeba-Dimbulah Road Widening and Roadside Safety Improvements
Calliope River Bridge and Anabranch Bridge: Engineering Analysis and Options Analysis
North Pine Hub Strategic Assessment
Gregory Highway 27B – LN1 Culverts Upgrade Planning (Business Case)
Barwon Heads Road, Black Rock Road and Staceys Road Roundabout
Juliet Street Pavement Rehabilitation
NDRRA Flood Betterment Works – Merivale Street, Depot & Pidgeon Roads
Mackay Bus Stop DDA Compliance Program
Milton Street & Archibald Street Intersection Upgrade
Warland Street Drainage
Creek & Pipe Protection Works, Sunnybank
South Street & Burton Street Intersection
Whittle Street Drainage Upgrade
Capella Landfill Rehabilitation and Transfer Station Relocation Work
Springsure Landfill Rehabilitation
Leans Creek Bridge & Richardsons Bridge Repairs
Charleville Industrial Estate Stage 2
Caping Road Bridge
Virginia Park N’ Ride Upgrade
Gin Gin Streetscape Stage Two
Black Mountain Road Safety Improvements
Australian Department of Defence – Enoggera Barracks
Arrow Energy Dalby – Laydown Yard Upgrade
Toowoomba Waste Transfer Facilities
Pacific Highway Upgrade – Woolgoolga to Ballina
Easing Sydney’s Congestion – Pinch Point Program
Burdekin Falls Dam Improvement and Raising
M6 Early Works Construction
Warragamba Dam Expert Witness Report
South Batemans Bay Link Road
Carmichael Coal Mine & Rail Network
Gunns Gully Road Interchange
M1 Princes Motorway Improvements
Circular Quay Precinct Renewal
Wynnum Road Corridor Upgrade
Brookside Shopping Centre – Embankment Stabilisation