Commission of Inquiry into Paradise Dam
A fully independent, transparent inquiry is examining the structural and stability issues with Paradise Dam near Bundaberg.
The inquiry’s key areas of focus will be:
- the root cause of structural and stability issues identified in engineering and technical studies conducted on the Paradise Dam between 30 January 2013 and 30 November 2019
- if, and to what extent, the governance, processes and systems involved in the design, construction or commissioning of Paradise Dam contributed to that root cause.
Download the full terms of reference (PDF, 163.4KB), gazetted on 6 December 2019.
The Commission of Inquiry was announced by the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy on 29 November 2019. An independent website is being established for the inquiry.
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About the Commission of Inquiry
The inquiry will report to the Premier and the Minister for Natural Resources by 30 April 2020. The report will be released once it has been considered by government, alongside the government’s response.
Justice John Byrne AO RFD
The Honourable John Byrne will chair the inquiry into Paradise Dam. Read Justice Byrne’s biography.
Emeritus Professor John Carter AM FAA FTSE FRSN FIEAust FAIB
Professor John Carter has more than 30 years’ experience in teaching, researching and consulting in civil, geotechnical and offshore engineering. Read about Professor Carter’s experience.
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Last updated 6 December 2019