Tea Garden Creek Weir Refurbishment
Tea Garden Creek is situated approximately 260 kilometres from Melbourne, Victoria. The weir is managed by Goulburn-Murray Water. It was established in the Ovens River in the 1960s to supply irrigation and stock and domestic water down the Tea Garden Creek. The weir is a 60 year old reinforced concrete structure that was upgraded to ensure irrigation and stock and domestic water continued to flow to the Wangaratta region. The project not only extended the weir’s life, its innovative upgrade also saved about $1.25 million compared with the cost of replacing the weir. A stainless steel protective shell was retrofitted to the existing structure. Denso Seashield Splashzone UW Epoxy was used to seal all joints prior to filling with Denso 311 Epoxy. Professional Diving Services was commissioned to assist with the refurbishment works from the design phase through to commissioning. Professional Diving Services ensured the installation methods and materials were feasible for use underwater. Imagery taken from Professional Diving Services and Goulburn-Murray Water.