In 2012-13, we commissioned an independent review of our 26 referable dams, which found improvements are needed at a number of our dams to meet the Queensland dam safety guidelines into the future.

We have prioritised a program of dam upgrades in a staged approach to give us time to scope, design and plan, while maintaining public safety, security of water supply and delivering best value for money.

Sideling Creek Dam is one of a number of dams identified for upgrade in the next six years.

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Sideling Creek Dam will be upgraded in 2018-19, as part of Seqwater’s Dam Improvement Program.

The approved option involves strengthening the main dam and spillway and will allow the dam to be restored to its original full supply level once the upgrade is complete.

Detailed design and planning is scheduled to start in early-2017 and construction mid-2018, subject to approvals.

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