TRC endorses lowering Cressbrook Dam water level for Cressbrook Dam Safety Improvement Project

Toowoomba Regional Council this week (18 June, 2024) endorsed lowering Cressbrook Dam’s water level to enable the Cressbrook Dam Safety Improvement Project to safely proceed.

Toowoomba Region Mayor Geoff McDonald said the project required construction to be completed below the current water level.

“This isn’t a decision we’ve made lightly,” Mayor McDonald said.

“We understand the importance of water security and have looked at all alternatives that were proposed by the Alliance team.

“However, releasing water is something we need to do to safely proceed with this project and to ensure the risk of failure to the dam is minimised during construction.

“The project team requires access to parts of the dam and associated structures currently underwater.

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