ACTEW have the good news that things aren’t as bad as feared on the flooded Cotter Dam Expansion and they’re going to be back to laying concrete next month:
We now expect to be placing concrete again for the new wall in May rather than in August, as earlier thought. This is a great result and means the project budget will be less affected by the March floods and that the project can be completed quicker than first expected.
Inspections following the flood event show that the new dam held up very well. The damage to the structure, equipment on top of the wall and tower cranes was less severe than expected. Recovery work has also progressed very quickly thanks to the forward planning and efficiency of our construction partners.
They think it’ll all be finished early next year.
[Photo by Androo]