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Project overview*

EIS status Recommended project proceed subject to conditions and recommendations
Description Raising of the Hinze Dam embankment by 15 metres, increasing the capacity of the dam by nearly 150,000 megalitres, to 309,000 ML.
Proponent Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority, t/a
Seqwater
Location/s 15 km south-west of Nerang. Map
Local government/s Gold Coast City Council
Key features
  • raising of embankment, from 93.5 m to 108.5 m
  • modification of existing spillway
  • possible installation of flood gates
  • raising of lower and upper water intake towers
  • construction of new saddle dam.

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Project complete

The dam underwent its first fill and was commissioned (tested) in 2011, the same year the new recreational facility and visitor centre was opened to the public.

The compensatory habitat strategy, first implemented in 2009, will continue to be actioned through to 2012.

Key environmental impact statement (EIS) documents

EIS process

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Project changes

Since the publication of the Coordinator-General's report on the EIS, the proponent has applied for changes to the project.