More sessions for public to ask about Paradise Dam

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Paradise Dam
Additional community drop-in sessions have been scheduled next week for people to learn about the release of water at Paradise Dam.

Sunwater has scheduled extra community drop-in sessions to explain its release of water from Paradise Dam to undertake essential works for public safety.

Community members living between Paradise Dam and Bundaberg are invited to attend the sessions where Sunwater staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss wet season preparedness.

Similar forums in Bundaberg last week attracted small numbers of interested people at short notice.

After meeting with Bundaberg Regional Council, Sunwater undertook to offer additional opportunities for people to receive information directly.

Session 1      

  • When: Thursday, 10 October, 12pm – 2pm               
  • Where: Wallaville Hall, 2 Walla St, Wallaville

Session 2 

  • When: Thursday, 10 October, 4.30pm – 6.30pm               
  • Where: West Street Hall, 13 West Street, Childers

Session 3

  • When: Friday, 11 October, 9am – 11am                
  • Where: Bundaberg School of Arts, 184 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg Central

There is no need to RSVP – drop in anytime during the session. If you can’t make it to a session but have a question, please email [email protected] or call (07) 3120 0270.

Accessing water from Paradise Dam at no charge

Sunwater is releasing 80,000ML of its own allocation from Paradise Dam to facilitate essential work to lower the dam’s spillway wall in 2020 for safety reasons.

This water will be made available at no charge for the duration of the release program, which started on Friday, 27 September and will continue, subject to weather, for a period of approximately 10 weeks.

Sunwater is encouraging existing customers and other interested parties to access this water.

Non-customers, and customers who do not divert from the Woongarra or Isis Channels or the river downstream of the dam, can benefit by entering into a short-term access agreement with Sunwater.

The short-term access agreement form is available to download from https://www.sunwater.com.au/schemes/bundaberg/.

There is no fee to enter this agreement or charge for any water diverted during this period. Sunwater has established standpipes at two locations to facilitate access. One is at Cordalba.