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The plaque commemorates the safety upgrade and augmentation of the Chaffey Dam from 62,000 megalitres to 100,000 megalitres.  The plaque sits on a section of the Chaffey Dam's Morning Glory Spillway which was removed as part of the augmentation and safety upgrade. 

Chaffey Dam is located 43 kilometres south-east of Tamworth on the Peel River. The dam provides water for irrigated agriculture, industry, town water supplies, river flows and domestic requirements, flood mitigation and environmental flows.

Prior to the upgrade the dam could be described as a 54 metres high, 430 metres long clay cored rockfill embankment with a combined morning glory spillway and outlet works.

The objectives of the Chaffey Dam Safety Upgrade and Augmentation Project was to augment the dam’s storage capacity from 62 megalitres to 100 megalitres and upgrade the dam to comply with ANCOLD and New South Wales Dam Safety Committee (DSC) safety standards regarding flood mitigation and stability of the structure.


Address: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 6th May, 2016
Front Inscription

This plaque commemorates the completion of the Chaffey Dam safety upgrade and augmentation from 62,000 megalitres to 100,000 megalitres
               Opened by 

The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP 
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Member for New England 

The Hon. Niall Blair MP 
NSW Minister for Primary Industries and Minister for Lands and Water 

6 May 2016
Kevin Anderson         Member for Tamworth       
Col Murray                 Mayor Tamworth Regional Council                      
 David Harris             CEOWaterNSW

Australian Government   
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

NSW Making It Happen
Tamworth Regional Council


This plaque sits on a section of the front tower of 
Chaffey Dam`s Morning Glory Spillway, 
removed as part of the  augmentation and safety 
upgrade.  The spillway was raised by 6.5 metres 
to increase the permanent storage capacity of the 
dam. 12 sections weighing up to 7 tonnes each 
were removed from the spillway to allow water to 
enter the structure and flow downstream. 



Source: MA
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