Hume Dam upgrade
Hume Dam upgrade
- Located 16km east of Albury-Wodonga on the River Murray.
About the upgrade
- Cost of $60 million
- Funded by The Murray Darling Basin Authority
- March 2010 start date
- 2015 expected completion
- Installation of an improved filter and drainage system on the junction between the concrete spillway and southern embankment.
- Construction of a concrete buttress on the southern training wall.
- Possible modifications to improve the ability of the dam to manage extreme floods.
- Stage 1 - Install filter and drainage system at the junction between the concrete spillway section and southern embankment (completed August 2011).
- Stage 2 - Construct mass concrete buttress at the southern training wall.
- Stage 3 - Possible additional flood security works.
- Improved dam safety in the event of extreme flooding and earthquakes.
- Dam upgraded in line with contemporary best practice.
- Economic flow on benefits to local community.
- 2014 March - Construction on the concrete buttress wall, at the southern training wall was completed. Pedestrian access has been reopened across the dam wall.
- 2012 - Flood Security Investigations - The hydrology investigations were completed in December 2010, with the detailed investigations and upgrade option refinement for stage three continuing. Concept and detailed design phases are to commence.
- 2011 November - The contract for construction of stage two has been awarded to McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd. Construction is scheduled to commence.
- 2011 August - The contractor for the stage one project won a NSW construction industry award for work on the project.
- 2011 August - Filter and drainage works at the spillway southern junction, constructed by Advanced Foundation Solutions (Aust) Pty Ltd was completed.
- Hume Dam upgrade works (PDF 462 KB)
- 12.03.2014 - Stage two of Hume Dam works complete
- 31.03.2014 - www.youtube.com/statewatercorp
Project Manager: Mark Pearson
Phone: 1300 662 077