Steven’s Weir set to reopen following maintenance

Steven’s Weir set to reopen following maintenance

02 December 2021

Steven’s Weir, west of Deniliquin on the Edward River, re-opened to public access on Thursday (2 December) after extensive work on the weir and the grounds.

Located on WaterNSW land, the weir and popular surrounding recreation area was closed for 18 months to allow maintenance at the site.

Vital upgrades to the weir include an anti-corrosion protective coating, replacement of decking and handrails, and new mechanical equipment on all four gates.

During this period landscaping also took place, including new fencing, refurbished gardens, and tree safety assessments, in preparation for the return of recreational users. Picnic amenities were also installed.

The project was part of a multi-million-dollar weir maintenance program undertaken by WaterNSW at key assets across the southern part of the state.

WaterNSW Executive Manager Assets, Ronan Magaharan, said the work is necessary in ensuring essential structures continue to meet the highest standards into the future.

“Anti-corrosion work on these weirs will extend the functionality of very important infrastructure, not only enabling the weir to meet current operational requirements but extending its lifespan.

“The importance of maintenance on critical infrastructure is seldom more evident than in times of flood and high river flow, where structures can be placed under stresses beyond day-to-day expectations.

“By taking advantage of the site closure to also upgrade the surrounding area WaterNSW has minimised its costs and reduced inconvenience to the public.”

For more information on WaterNSW storages visit: www.waternsw.com.au or for river heights and flow data visit: WaterInsights

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