Map of Tasmania
Storage improvements
Lake Leake
Estimated cost
$3 million
Project status

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.

Wide shot of recently ploughed crop fields with farmhouse, more fields and mountains in the backdrop. Near Lake Leake, Tasmania Dam.

The upgrades to the Lake Leake Dam wall and spillway will extend the dam’s useful life.

Project overview

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.

Key project benefits

Local community
Natural environment
Water security

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