Tolosa dam

Tolosa dam takes up a large part of Tolosa park but it does not provide a clean water supply to the people of Glenorchy. We need to move to water storage tanks and remove the dam. We are working with TasWater to come up with a plan to turn the area into open space. 

After talking to the community about what you wanted from a redevelopment, there were quite a few areas to focus on. These included:

  •  Shade areas 
  • Access 
  • Children’s play facilities 
  • Dog walking and facilities 
  • Family friendly 
  • Skate facilities
  • Water features and activity
  • Cycling, MTB, and BMX facilities

When all the feedback was taken in, it was clear that despite cost concerns, the approach the community preferred was one that looked at the entire park. We are developing a Masterplan look at Tolosa park as a whole, and the changes to the dam will be part of that. 

UPDATE JULY 2021: Draft Tolosa Park Masterplan concept

During the closed part of the July 2021 Council meeting, Council considered a draft Tolosa Park Masterplan concept. The area covered by the Masterplan concept is the decommissioned dam wall, reservoir and adjacent areas.

The draft Masterplan concept was prepared based on all the information collected from the past community engagement sessions, surveys and public forums.

After considering the item and recommendations, Council endorsed the draft Masterplan concept ‘in-principle’ and approved the ongoing partnership with TasWater to develop detailed designs based on the Masterplan concepts.

The detailed designs will include initial delivery plans, a more detailed cost estimate for the decommissioning of the dam infrastructure and other agreed works to fulfil the initial stage of the Masterplan concepts.

The final design proposal will be the subject of secondary approvals at a later stage. It is intended that consideration of the agreed final proposals, would take place in an open Council meeting.