The Little Nerang
Dam is a secondary source of water supply to Gold Coast
City in Queensland
. It was completed in 1962 and is managed by Gold Coast Water. It is located on the Little Nerang Creek directly upstream from the Hinze Dam. Its catchment includes the Springbrook
Plateau. Prior to the completion of the Hinze Dam, the Little Nerang Creek Gravity Scheme supplied the water requirements of the Gold Coast area.
The scheme draws water from a mass concrete dam with radial drum crest gates constructed across Little Nerang Creek. It then flows by gravity pipeline to the Mudgeeraba Water Treatment Plant. The plant, completed in 1969, has the capacity to treat 110 million litres a day. The water then flows by gravity to the city's storage reservoirs.