In partnership with the Glenorchy City Council, TasWater has officially awarded the TAS Dam Redevelopment Project contract. As per the multi-million agreement, Gradco, a Tasmanian company will carry out the development’s construction works. Quite impressively, the project is reported to significantly contribute towards increased construction activity, especially within Glenorchy. Moreover, the project strives to extend and also serve the greater Hobart area.
A press release statement revealed that works are currently underway to decommission the old dam on-site. Thereafter, the TAS Dam Redevelopment Project, also referred to as Tolosa Park will embark on a journey of transformation.
In a nutshell, the project development will feature a chain of line wetland ponds, accompanied by plants and water. Furthermore, the transformed area will include a viewing platform. Its design is reported to incorporate shapes that allow for efficient overflow and drainage, especially during large rain events. Additionally, the site will be covered with topsoil, in order to stabilize the new area, as well as nurture overall vegetation growth.
The TAS Dam Redevelopment Project Delivery Goals
By September 2023, an official statement said that the development will begin construction works. Right after the removal of the 20-meter-high, old dam, the project will create a family-friendly parkland. TasWater’s Acting Chief Executive Officer said that the $6.2 million contract’s awarding marks exhilarating progress. Moreover, it is an encouraging reflection of an exciting milestone achievement for the long-awaited dam project. Tony Willmott further added that the site’s plan is a result of working closely with Glenorchy City Council for several years.
As a whole, the TAS Dam Redevelopment Project strives to deliver an ideal and efficient outcome for the community and TasWater, alike. Neil Armstrong, Gradco’s General Manager, stated with delight that the company is proud of its involvement in the project’s delivery. By mid-2024, TasWater targets to hand over the development as a community parkland to Council.