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Miscellaneous Correspondence and Data on Alice Springs Flooding 1986



Miscellaneous Correspondence and Data on Alice Springs Flooding 1986


Hamlyn-Harris, D.; Galton, R. P.; Charrington, Rowan; Freyling, Ron


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report no. 33/1986







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Northern Territory Government

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Alice Springs


Report no. 33/1986

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Northern Territory Government



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I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 5 o. Damage to the gas pipeline. f. Stranded residents requiring welfare support. Decreasing Flow (from para. l3(c) 19. The Planning Committee identified that during the receding flood waters, the main requirement would be accommodation of welfare needs of the people stranded, particularly on the eastern side of the Todd River. 20. Once the flood waters had receded, the Planning Committee identified the main task as cleanup of private dwellings, businesses and the continuing welfare support required by the people affected. 21. The specific issue of Flood Insurance was discussed, and it was the understanding of the Planning Committee that Flood Insurance was not readily available from private insurance companies. The only assistance that may be available is through government support in the form of a Flood Relief Grant. 22. The Planning Committee discussed the construction of / a recreation 1ake and sand mining of the Todd River as forms of Flood Mitigation. In certain circumstances, the Planning ~ fit . Commi ttee identified sand bagging as a means of protecting II ~' equipment. (Le. generating plant exposed to flood waters) \0 23. Members are requested to consider the points discussed I at this meeting in relation to the Flood Study and prepare the . information for final presentation at the next meeting. Other Business 24. Mr. Black, Assistant Secretary, Department of Community Development, has been requested by the Secretary, Department of Community Development, to consider emergency procedures for drought in the region. 25. Mr. Black has written to Mr. R. Freyling, Department of Mines and Energy, Water Resources Division, to seek information on the; a. likelihOOd of drought affecting communities in the southern region; and b. the direct and indirect impact of droughts, particularly affecting those in isolated aboriginal communities.