The Aroona dam was built across Scott Creek to provide water for Leigh Creek. Its location in a beautiful valley makes it a stunning scenic attraction.
Over 200 people from the local community and all over Australia worked for years to create the remarkable 44 sq km Aroona Dam Sanctuary around the dam. The aim of the sanctuary, which was declared in 1995, is to create a perpetual habitat for local native plants and wildlife. Activities have focused on rehabilitation and biodiversity enhancement, which was a great achievement for a remote community.