Responsible Agency: SunWater
Proposal Stage of Development: Detailed Business Case Complete*
Planned Stage End Date: Not Applicable
Date of Publication: December 2016 (for period 4 June 2016 – 3 December 2016)


The condition of Fairbairn Dam’s original spillway drainage system has deteriorated and is no longer functioning efficiently. Degradation of the spillway chute and drainage passages was identified during repair works carried out in 2015.


The objective of the proposal is to return the spillway to its designed functionality to ensure it operates safely and efficiently, particularly during extreme weather events.


Complete Stage 1 Construction Works

Commence Stage 2 Construction Works

* Building Queensland assisted the Detailed Business Case.