27 January, 2024
Dam to get safety upgrades this year
Major safety improvements for Cressbrook Dam are starting this year.
Cressbrook Dam, a water storage used to supply Toowoomba and the surrounding region, is set for approximately $270m mandatory and legislated safety improvement works, starting early this year, with key works due for completion by the end of 2025.
Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said that, while Cressbrook Dam is in the Toowoomba region and is managed by Toowoomba Regional Council, downstream impacts can be experienced in Toogoolawah and areas along Cressbrook and Kipper Creeks.
“Members of the community who have questions or concerns are encouraged to contact the Toowoomba Regional Council Cressbrook Dam project team directly.”
The Cressbrook Dam Safety Improvement Project will widen the dam spillway to increase flood resilience and protect landholders downstream in the Somerset Regional Council area.
The Toowoomba Regional Council Cressbrook Dam project team can be contacted directly by calling 131 872 or emailing
More information can be found on the Toowoomba Regional Council website.