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The plaque commemorates the completion of the Chaffey Dam in 1979. 

Commenced in August 1976 and completed in September 1979, the Chaffey Dam is a minor dam on the Peel River, a tributary of the Namoi River, approximately 16 kilometres north of Nundle and 44 kilometres south-east of Tawmorth. 

Water from the dam is released directly into the Peel River which is used by irrigators downstream of the dam, and for water supply of the city of Tamworth.


Address:Tamworth - Nundle Road, Chaffey Dam, Nundle, 2340
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.349423
Long: 151.138117
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 5th October, 1979
Front Inscription

Water Resources Commission
New South Wales

This plaque commemorating the completion of Chaffey Dam was unveiled by the Hon. Neville Wran, C.C. M.R. Premier of New South Wales 

5th October, 1979

The Hon. Lin Gordon M.P., Minister for Conservation and Minister for Water Resources

J.B. Cunneen, Chief Commissioner Water Resources Commission

Source: MA
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