Danjera Dam Recreational Area Construction Project

Danjera Dam Recreation Area at Yalwal is a popular recreation area, located around 30km west of Nowra. Danjera Dam is an isolated location surrounded by native bushland and access is via a single dirt road. The dam’s waters cover an old gold mining town called Yalwal.

An aerial view of Danjera Dam, showing the surrounding trees and mountains.

The latest

12 December 2023 - Recent storm events have damaged the access road, cutting off safe access to the dam recreation area.

Council is working to repair the road so that work can continue on stage 1 of the project, however due to this setback it will not be possible to allow short term access to the site for the school holiday period.

Please see related documents for a full update on the closures.

About the project

Shoalhaven City Council is improving the recreational use of Danjera Dam.

The project will be executed in stages, with Stage 1 to be completed by March 2024.

See below for site map of the temporary closures.

A satellite photo of the Danjera Dam area with the closed road higlighted in red.

Overall Project Highlights:

  • Overall detailed design completion – 2022
  • Construction contract awarded in August 2023

Stage 1 Works

The general scope of works includes, but is not limited to the following items:

  • Provide a one-way perimeter road approximately 4m wide;
  • Provide landscaping, installation of 3 steel 4 x 6m picnic shelters, furniture, seating;
  • Widening of access roads;
  • Creation of new car/trailer parking areas, including associated bollards (or treated log barrier), raised pavement markers, turfgrid (or approved equivalent);
  • Improvement of existing boat launching access road, including grooved concrete pavement;
  • Provision of all nominated signage, line markings and pavement delineation treatments.

Please note: Works highlighted within the red lines are excluded from Stage 1 works.

A complex illustrated diagram showing a top-down map view of the road coming off Yalwal Road that leads to the dam, with areas of works outlined in red.

If you have any questions about the above works, please contact Project Manager Robert Greig via email at robert.greig@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.