This section provides guidance on the construction and renovation of dams for multiple benefits, particularly for the purpose of optimising water quality and persistence, and supporting biodiversity.
Dam construction is highly dependent on topography, soil type and many other factors that require expert consideration, so the advice in this guide should be regarded as general in nature. We recommend that NSW Soil Conservation Services, Agriculture Victoria or a professional dam engineer/builder be consulted before construction begins.
Additionally, contact your regional water authority for regulations and permits for new dam construction.
Last update: February 28, 2023
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