Project overview*

Status Impact assessment report (IAR) active
Description Proposal to upgrade the Six Mile Creek Dam to meet modern safety standards
Proponent Seqwater (Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority)
Location/s Lake Macdonald, approximately 5km from Cooroy in Noosa Shire Map
Local government/s Noosa Shire Council
Investment $85-90 Million
Key features
  • staged and temporary lowering of the dam’s water level to allow for construction works
  • construction of a temporary coffer dam to enable removal of the dam’s spillway
  • construction of a replacement spillway
  • improvements to the existing embankments
  • potential construction of a saddle dam.
Expected completion 2021
Jobs Up to 110 (construction)

IAR process

Date Activity
Currently Draft IAR being prepared
22 December 2017 Gazettal (PDF icon 250 KB) of ‘coordinated project’ declaration.
6 December 2017 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment and Energy decided the project is a ‘controlled action’.
18 October 2017 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment and Energy.
15 September 2017 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 3.2 MB), submitted.

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* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.