Hydraulics Laboratory - Queensland

Service summary

This service is provided to:

  • increase benefits to the community by the development of major water infrastructure
  • improve community and government acceptance of proposed projects
  • reduce the risk to life and property from potentially hazardous dams.

The Hydraulics Laboratory provides model testing of hydraulic structures such as spillways, energy dissipaters, tidal barrages and weirs, storm drainage structures, pump station intakes, irrigation control structures and conduits. Flow measuring devices can also be calibrated.

The laboratory can undertake total studies or alternatively provide the facilities and staff to build and operate the model under the direction of the client's project engineer. The centre is equipped to undertake two and three-dimensional hydraulic studies.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.


Fees are arranged on negotiation with the client on a case-by-case basis.

Publications Details

Publications Available:

  • Why Risk Building a Full Scale Problem

Administering agency

SunWater Limited
Infrastructure Development

Contact details

SunWater Limited
Infrastructure Development

Operating address:
Level 11, 179 Turbot Street
Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
PO Box 15536
City East
Queensland 4002


07 3120 0128


07 3120 0261


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