The Big Dam


Location: 2km from the centre of town: when coming from north turn left off the main (Burnett) highway (prior to Carmody Bridge) and follow along the Dee River.

Background:The Number 7 Dam (otherwise known as the Big Dam) was one of seven dams that were built by the Mine in its early establishment. The Number 7 Dam was dug out in the early 1900s for water supply for the processing of the mine. Today this Dam is used as the town’s main water supply and provides a perfect location for many recreational activities. You can find further details of these activities here.

Quick fact: Making each dam larger each time around, the number seven was the mine’s last and also largest dam. This is why it is often referred to locally as either the “Number 7” or the “Big”.