As Queensland’s leading regional bulk water supplier, Sunwater captures and delivers water to more than 5,000 agriculture, industrial and urban customers. Our network of critical infrastructure includes 19 dams, 64 weirs and barrages and 2,546 kilometres of pipelines and channels.
Dams Safety NSW (DSNSW) is the State’s independent regulator, responsible for the safety of dams in NSW. Dams Safety NSW ‘declares’ those dams which have a potential to threaten downstream life or cause major property, environmental, or public welfare damage. Once a dam is declared under the Act, the dam owner must comply with the requirements of the legislation.
Established on November 1, 2019, DSNSW makes decisions on how the legislation is administered. The regulator also provides guidance to declared dam owners on how to comply.
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Richard Rodd is a Member of ANCOLD, with experience covering all phases of investigation, design, construction and safety of major dams (around 100). For the last 17 years, Richard has been an independent Peer/Expert Reviewer of dam projects (over 50 dams). He has extensive experience in dam design and construction. He is the Convenor of the ANCOLD Retarding Basin Design and Construction Guideline Committee and a Working Group Member of the Foundation Investigation for Dams Guideline Committee. He has been the author or co-author of many peer reviewed technical papers on dam projects, (several on large ground anchor technology).