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Campaspe Reservoir Enlargement and Dam Upgrade

We’re investigating ways to enlarge the Campaspe Reservoir and upgrade the dam wall to ensure we can provide quality drinking water to the growing Woodend community.

Project snapshot

Town(s): Woodend, 

Status: Under investigation

Cost: $1.36 million

Expected Completion Date: 2018

Western Water is looking to improve the safety and capacity of the Campaspe Reservoir.

We’re undertaking detailed land survey investigations around the perimeter of the reservoir and just inside adjoining properties.

This will assist us to determine the exact impact raising the reservoir’s level will have on neighbouring properties and the downstream environment.

Why is this project needed?

The dam wall which was built in 1955 requires restoration works to bring it up to modern day standards and some safety features need refurbishment.

An upgrade will ensure the dam meets current Australian National Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD) guidelines and other modern dam industry standards.

We’re also contemplating raising the dam’s embankment to improve water supply security for Woodend’s growing population. This will result in changes to the reservoir’s capacity and existing boundaries.

When will the site investigations take place?

Our surveying contractors are expected to be onsite between mid 2016 and early 2017. Landowners will be contacted directly if access to their land is required. 

Will my water supply be affected?


Key milestones

mid 2016 to early 2017 - Detailed site investigations

mid 2017 - Design completion

mid-late 2017 - Tendering and award

2018 - Construction

Where can I get more information?

Please email or contact our Senior Community Engagement and Stakeholder Relations Advisor on 9218 5409 during business hours.

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