Shaw Contracting (Aust) Pty Ltd is a leader in Tasmania’s road construction, dam building, irrigation, civil infrastructure and mining industries.
The company boasts a workforce of over 100 highly skilled and motivated people both directly and by subcontract. Based in Launceston in Northern Tasmania, Shaw has operations located across the State.
At Shaw, we believe that the strength of our company is the combined talent, commitment and operational effectiveness of our employees. Shaw’s expertise and multi-skilled workforce enables the business to manage the most challenging of projects, delivering consistently on time and to the highest of standards.ABOUT
DUCK Irrigation Scheme Mill Creek Dam
Shaw Contracting undertook the Design and Construct contract for Tasmanian Irrigation to construct a 5,900 ML earth filled dam at Edith Creek approximately 25km south of Smithton. The site was heavily vegetated regrowth forest that covered approximately 75ha of area at FSL level. The design was completed to ANCOLD guidelines for a High B consequence category dam with an AEP flood event of 1 in 100,000 year event. This included an innovative spillway design comprising a 45m wide concrete throat, 25% (1 in 4) grade spillway chute with 1:1 concrete batters terminating at the bottom with a USBBR 2 stilling basin complete with deflectors, subsurface drainage and cut off walls.VIEW PROJECT