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Lake Macdonald Dam upgrade

Dams supply our drinking water and play a very important role in the SEQ Water Grid – making sure everyone in South East Queensland has water to live, work and play.

At Seqwater, some of the dams we operate were built decades ago and, just like cars, they need regular maintenance to keep them in good working order and meet changing safety standards.

Lake Macdonald is one of a number of dams in South East Queensland to be upgraded as part of Seqwater’s Dam Improvement Program over the next five years.

This will be the first major upgrade of the dam since the walls were raised in 1980 and will involve building a new spillway to efficiently control water flowing out of the dam. At this stage, construction is expected to to start in 2019, subject to approvals.

Explore the resource library to find out more about project planning or leave a comment in our guestbook and a member of our project team will get back to you.

Dams supply our drinking water and play a very important role in the SEQ Water Grid – making sure everyone in South East Queensland has water to live, work and play.

At Seqwater, some of the dams we operate were built decades ago and, just like cars, they need regular maintenance to keep them in good working order and meet changing safety standards.

Lake Macdonald is one of a number of dams in South East Queensland to be upgraded as part of Seqwater’s Dam Improvement Program over the next five years.

This will be the first major upgrade of the dam since the walls were raised in 1980 and will involve building a new spillway to efficiently control water flowing out of the dam. At this stage, construction is expected to to start in 2019, subject to approvals.

Explore the resource library to find out more about project planning or leave a comment in our guestbook and a member of our project team will get back to you.