Contractor chosen for $50m Boondooma Dam spillway repair in QLD

Monica Gameng   |   November 13, 2016

Fulton Hogan has been awarded the $50 million contract to deliver repair works on the Boondooma Dam spillway in Queensland’s South Burnett region.

According to Queensland Water and Energy Minister Mark Bailey, this project is vital to maintain a secure and efficient water supply for the industries in the region. Mr Bailey also said that this project will help boost the local economy be supporting up to 120 jobs.

Boondooma Dam provides critical water supply for agricultural, domestic and industrial customers, including one of the state’s largest electricity generating sites – Tarong Power Station,” Mr Bailey said.

Treasurer Curtis Pitt said that Fulton Hogan is highly experienced with the construction of regional water infrastructures, making them the ideal contractor to take on the job.

“Fulton Hogan will undertake works to strengthen the spillway chute, which will include the installation of additional defensive anchors and concrete protection of the spillway walls,” Mr Pitt said.

Construction is expected to commence in January 2017. According to Mr Pitt, works will not impact public access to recreational amenities in the area – such as boat ramps, picnic areas and other dam amenities – but there will be minor traffic and noise disruptions as well as occasional road closures.

Want to receive the latest industry news and project updates straight to your inbox? Subscribe to the PlantMiner newsletter today.

Source: Queensland Government and SunWater

Monica Gameng
As Felix's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1,000 posts. She truly is an industry expert.
Follow me:

Related Articles

$50m Gold Coast Airport hotel given the thumbs up for construction

A new hotel is set to rise in the precinct surrounding the Gold Coast Airport, with the Federal Government giving its approval to the development of a $50 million Rydges-brand hotel proposed by Queensland Airport Limited (QAL).

Three level crossings to be removed in Carrum VIC with $50m package of works

Victorians will soon bid goodbye to three congested and dangerous level crossings with construction commencing on the $50 million package of works that will deliver a new Carrum station and rail bridge.

Tender released for the construction of new $50m METRONET facility

The tender to build a new railcar manufacturing and maintenance facility in Bellevue has been released to market, marking another milestone in Western Australia’s massive METRONET development.

Get the latest project news

Formerly known as the PlantMiner blog, Felix Project News is Australia's top 10 Construction blog. Join thousands of construction and mining pros getting the best content right in their inbox.
  • updates on Australia's pipeline of state and federal projects
  • fresh contract awards from major contractors and builders

If you're looking to contact us about other matters, please contact us.