Safety work completed at Bakers Gully Dams in Bright

 22 December 2016

Bright residents are now able to access the Bakers Gully Dams following the completion of a safety upgrade project.

Executive Manager Customer and Community, Ann Telford, said the project was delayed by four months due to heavy winter rains.

"The spillways on both dams were lowered and widened as part of the $800,000 upgrade and each dam's embankments were strengthened to meet safety regulations", Ms Telford said.

"We're really pleased with the outcome of the work – the area has not only been made safer, but nearby walking tracks have been tidied and the area revegetated with native plants.

"The local community had major input into the project with many ideas from local residents incorporated into the redevelopment.

"We would like to thank residents for their patience during the construction period and we hope that they can return to enjoying the area like they did before work commenced."

Ms Telford added, "We've scheduled a small amount of work on the upper dam in March which we couldn’t finish due to the platypus breeding season, however this will take around a week and won’t affect public access."

The Department of Environment, Water, Land and Planning will keep one walking track near the dams closed through January due to several large trees blocking pedestrian access.