Managing state-owned dams and weirs
The Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy owns and manages 21 dams and weirs across Queensland which provide a range of services to the community including irrigation, rural water supply, firefighting and recreation.
The management of state-owned water infrastructure assets means maintaining their value, minimising costs and maximising benefit to the public.
Our asset maintenance strategies include:
- condition-based maintenance
- periodic and comprehensive inspections: all referable dams are periodically assessed for structural integrity, age and remaining life, the ability to continue to meet its purpose and level of service obligation
- dam safety reviews and workplace health and safety audits: all assets are assessed to comply with the dam safety management guidelines.
Significant upcoming projects include:
- finalising project planning for Glen Niven Dam upgrade
- undertaking erosion and sediment control rehabilitation works associated with the Crooks Dam
- commencing refurbishment works to the Charles Lloyd Jones Weir
- upgrading and repairing the Kariboe Weir.
Map of state-owned dams and weirs
This map indicates which dams are open to the public:
- the green marker indicates open
- the red marker indicates closed.
Some of the smaller dams and weirs are permanently closed to the public for safety reasons.
For referable dams, links to the emergency action plans are included in the map.
Phone the incident line on 1300 596 709 if you have concerns over the safety of a water dam.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries about dams and weirs.
- Last reviewed: 04 Jun 2018
- Last updated: 04 Jun 2018