Water corporations own, operate and maintain most large dams. These dams provide water supply and irrigation services.

Water corporations:

  • Review each dam against current design and practices to make sure they're safe.
  • Monitor dams and perform regular maintenance. Doing this helps to identify serious problems.
  • Have invested over $600 million over 25 years in capital works improving the safety of dams.

Dam safety upgrades to reduce risk and keep communities safe

Find out more about water corporation dams and their safety upgrades of large dams completed in the last 20 years.

Past dam upgrades

The following information details dams owned or operated by water corporations and past and future dam safety upgrade works.

Information can be sorted by year completed. Select the numerical year, for example, 2003 in the box below to filter.

Past dams upgrades 2022 full dataset

Page last updated: 08/09/23