State Govt still waiting for Lenthalls Dam gates repair date

THE Queensland Government has still not had a response from Fraser Coast Council or Wide Bay Water after it called for a completion date for repairs to the crest gates at Lenthalls Dam.

Minister for Water Mark McArdle wrote to the council two months ago asking for an estimated completion date for the repairs.

The council then referred the letter to Wide Bay Water, which owns Lenthalls Dam.

A representative for acting Water Minister Andrew Cripps said neither the department nor the Minister's office had received a reply.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the State Government's dam safety regulator had been kept up-to-date with WBW's progress to resolve issues with the crest gates.

"As far as security of the dam and nearby property owners are concerned, the dam has been assessed to safely pass a flood magnitude of up to a 1-in-70,000 year event," he said.

Cr O'Connell referred questions on potential repair designs and a timeframe to WBW, which did not respond to the Chronicle before deadline.



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