Lake Eppalock spillway works to stabilise rock wall

Monday 24 May, 2021

Upcoming rock stability works on the main spillway at Lake Eppalock will mean there will be no public access to Campaspe River off Spillway Road for approximately 17 weeks.

The works will involve rock wall stability works on the main spillway, including the “benching off” of both cliff face walls.

Depending on weather, the works will be conducted from about 1 June through to about 27 September 2021.

During this time, the public access track to the Campaspe River off Spillway Road to the east of the spillway will be closed to the public for the duration of the works, as will the public toilet facilities.

There may also be times requiring temporary road closure or one lane to be closed on Spillway Road for a short duration – these will be implemented by traffic controllers on site and reduced speed restriction signs.

Low levels of dust and noise will also be present during the works period.

GMW General Manager Infrastructure Delivery Services Warren Jose said the works were an important part of maintaining the region’s water storage and delivery infrastructure.

“These works will ensure we will continue to operate Lake Eppalock safely and efficiently into the future,” Mr Jose said.

“We ask that people take extra care when using these roads during the works period, as there will be large machinery moving throughout the area on both sides of the main spillway.”

All GMW staff and contractors will adhere to current government COVIDSafe principles while undertaking the works.

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