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Gold Coast, Queensland
Hinze Dam after the 3rd Stage completion
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Advancetown is a small outer suburb of the Gold Coast in South East Queensland. It is situated in the Gold Coast hinterland. At the 2011 Census the population was 352. It is the location of the Advancetown Lake and Hinze Dam, which supplies water for most of the citizens of the Gold Coast.
Hinze Dam sits on Advancetown Lake and the Nerang River flows to and from it. Hinze Dam was first completed in 1976 (Stage 1), providing a storage of 42,400 million litres of water to surrounding residents. Since then there have been 2 significant upgrades; the first in 1989 (Stage 2) increasing the storage to 161,070 million litres of water and the second in 2011 (Stage 3) increasng the storage again to 310,730 million litres of water. It reportedly cost 395 million dollars AUD. The dam is also popular with water activities.
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