The project is funded by the Australian Government ($1.5 million) and the Tasmanian Government ($1.5 million). Australian Government funding is provided through the National Water Grid Fund.
The project will upgrade the existing Lake Leake Dam wall and spillway to reduce dam failure risk to an acceptable level and to meet contemporary standards.
The works will extend the 140-year-old dam’s useful life by a further 100 years. It will maintain 14.6 gigalitres per year of water for crop and livestock production and provide ongoing water supply certainty for local irrigators in the Campbell Town region.
The project supports drought resilience and will provide ongoing water security for town water, tourism, recreation and environmental use.