Information about witnesses who gave testimony was confirmed as part of the hearings process.

Witness statements tendered as exhibits are available from this website. The Commission’s practice guidelines explain these arrangements in more detail.

Witness list

The witnesses listed below were called to give evidence at hearings. The list and order of witnesses was updated as required.

Bundaberg, 2-6 March 2020

Hearings generally commenced at 10:00am and finish at 4:15pm unless otherwise specified below.

Hearing dayMorningAfternoon
2 March
2:00pm start
  Mr Daryl Brigden
3 March Mr James Willey (GHD)
4 March Mr Peter Foster, Technical Review Panel, Dam Design
5 March
8:30am start
Mr John Young Technical Review Panel,
Geotechnical Engineer
By Telephone
Mr Mike Marley, Golder Associates
6 March
9:00am start
3:00pm finish
Robert Montalvo, RCC Materials and Quality Control
By Telephone
Russell Paton
(Sun Water)

Brisbane, 9-13 March 2020

Hearing dayMorningAfternoon
9 March
8.30am start
3:00pm finish
Mr Glenn Tarbox
By Telephone
10 March
8:30am start
3:00pm finish

Concurrent Witnesses – Session 1: Shear Strength Testing

Dr Ernest Schrader
Mr Steve Tatro
Mr Timothy Dolen
Dr Paul Rizzo
Mr James Willey (GHD)

11 March

Concurrent Witnesses – Session 2: Dam Construction with RCC

Dr Ernest Schrader
Mr Timothy Dolen

Mr Bruce Embery
12 March Dr Ernest Schrader
13 March

Mr Jose Lopez,
RCC Materials and QA Control

By Telephone

Dr Shayan Maleki,

Brisbane, 16-20 March 2020

Hearing dayMorningAfternoon
16 March Dr Eric Lesleighter, Technical Review Panel Mr Christopher Dann (Hydraulics)
17 March Mr Richard Herweynen, Dam Design
(Hydro Tasmania)
18 March Mr Richard Herweynen, Dam Design
(Hydro Tasmania)
Mr Tim Griggs, Dam Design
(Hydro Tasmania)
19 March Mr Andreas Neumaier, Dam Design
Mr Mark Hamilton, Project Manager
(Macmahon Contractors)
Mr Chris Nielsen, Dam Safety Regulator
(Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy)
20 March Not required; hearings concluded

Virtual, 6 April 2020

Hearing dayMorningAfternoon
6 April Final Submissions