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Sessional Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Written Submissions Received Volume 2 Issues associated with the progressive entry into the Northern Territory of Cane Toads October 2003

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Sessional Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Written Submissions Received Volume 2 Issues associated with the progressive entry into the Northern Territory of Cane Toads October 2003

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Tabled Paper 1123

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Tabled Papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2003-10-16

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Tabled by Delia Lawrie

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Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/307061

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/346011

Page content

Power & Water Corporation Written Submissions Cane Toad Inquiry Report Volume 2 126 SUBMISSION NO. 16 Power and Water Corporation Mr Kim Wood Managing Director GPO Box 1921 DARWIN NT 0801 15 May 2003 Executive Officer Sessional Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Dear Sir Re: Inquiry into issues association with the progressive entry of cane toads into the Northern Territory I am writing in response to the call for submissions by the Sessional Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, on issues associated with the progressive entry of cane toads into the Northern Territory. At this stage, Power and Water believe that there are no significant issues associated with the introduction of cane toads on power generation, power distribution, or sewage reticulation and treatment. However, there are a number of concerns with the potential impact of cane toads on water supply systems, which are outlined in the attached internal report. The report highlights that cane toads pose: 1. A low level of risk to well managed and adequately maintained drinking water supplies; 2. A potential risk to Aboriginal outstations or individual centres with a low level of borehole protection standards or maintenance; and 3. A certain risk to aquatic ecosystems and habitats within Darwin River Dam and other protected catchments. The 'Framework for Drinking Water Quality Management" recommended by the National Health and Medial Research Council, and adopted by Power and Water, identifies audit of water supply headworks and maintenance of preventative barriers to potential contamination as a key feature of water quality protection. It is believed that Implementation of this framework by Power and Water will adequately protect water supplies from issues associated with the entry of cane toads into the Northern Territory. However, as part of the Committee's recommendations it is suggested it may wish to highlight the importance of source, and particularly bore head protection as a means of preventing the degradation of smaller scale water supplies.


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