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

4 October 2023

Access to Danjera Dam temporarily closed for public access from 3 October 2023.

Council will review potential for access in the Christmas holiday period and will update this page in early December 2023.

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.