Shoalhaven City Council have awarded the tender for the$6.5 million Porters Creek Dam Remediation project to Leed Engineering and Construction.
The project will see the preparation and placement of approximately 4,000 cubic metres of concrete along the downstream face of the dam along with associated outlet and access works.
Director of Shoalhaven Water, Carmel Krogh said the existing Porters Creek Dam had been constructed in 1968 and was currently in need of remediation works.
“Porters Creek dam is a key water supply source for the southern Shoalhaven area, particularly during the peak summer season,” said Ms Krogh.
“Detailed investigations into the reliability of the post tensioning cables within the dam have demonstrated that without upgrading the existing dam the longevity of the structure could not be guaranteed.
“Due to the critical nature of the dam as a supply source and the long term risks associated with the post tensioning cables Council decided to proceed with the upgrading of the dam.”
“Council’s appointed contractors, Leed Engineering have an excellent reputation for delivering projects on time and working in a collaborative way with clients, stakeholders and the wider community.”
“I would like to congratulate them on their appointment and I look forward to working closely with them through the duration of this exciting project.”
Access road preparation works are expected to commence this year, with the main concrete works to be carried out in winter.
The project is programmed to be complete by the end of next year.
CONTACT: Mayor, Joanna Gash - 0427 160 170