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Northern Territory Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act 1989 Certificate in accordance with section 32(1)



Northern Territory Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act 1989 Certificate in accordance with section 32(1)

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Tabled Paper 859


Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT






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In the report entitled "Review of the Authority's Decision under isection 30(4) of the" Act" ("AAPA Review") received in my office on 3 January 1992, the Protection Authority recommended that, by exercising my powers under section 32(l)(a) of the Act, I uphold the decision of the Protection Authority not to issue a Certificate to the applicant for the construction of a flood mitigation dam. CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS In accordance with section 31 of the Act, as soon as practicable after receiving the AAPA Review, I discussed at various times 6 fZ/ZtCi'SH-S the AAPA Review and its recommendations with the inenibtwc of PAWA, various custodians and other interested parties and groups including various traditional owners, representative organisations of custodians and traditional owners of land in the Alice Springs region, Alice Springs Town Council, representatives of the business community and numerous private individuals, Board Members of the Protection Authority, Northern Territory Police and the Federal Government Minister for Aboriginal Affairs in the company of officials of ATSIC. T H E :FLOOD MITIGATION DAM PROPOSAL The Application for an Authority Certificate dated 22 May 1991 refers to an area of approximately 693 hectares on the Todd River, approximately 9 kilometres north of Alice Springs (AAPA Review 3 pll). The proposal is for a dam with wall height of 35 metres and a -spillway arrangement designed to mitigate floods up to a 1% (1 jw in 100 years) flood to within the bank capacity of the Todd River through the town of Alice Springs. An auxiliary spillway used only irr extreme floods (1 in 2000 years) would also be

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