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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 16 I I Supt Ilett well. how will you be in line with some of these sub I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I plans? Mr. Wood Sub groups are organised pretty well. Health's operational being in line. Transport and Works the same. Bob Black's getting welfare into gear and these procedures are in operation now. Realy we would like, in preference to calling the group - 'Sub Groups' - and using 'Sub Plans' we would like to use the term 'Operating Procedures' or 'Procedures' because if we start to refer to plans then we confuse the procedures with the Region 5 Plan. So if the Region 5 Plan remains as a Plan. then we just refer to the others as 'Procedures' Perhaps sort of provide for miscreating the issue. Supt. Ilett All right. any other business? Mr. Black Just one thing Mr Chairman. My secretary has asked me to look at involving procedures as relate to drought. This is an issue we should be looking at, I have written to Ron Freyling of Water Resources. to seek some scenario by Water Resources as to a likelihood of a drought and its likely impact both direct and indirect. What is likely to happen as a result of that? I think the Department is particularly interested in the remote aboriginal communities which are in this overall region and the impact thereon of places like Kintore, with loss of water or the water deteriorating due to low supplies. It is a far more gradual thing than a disaster in the sense. I will give you some more information on that at the next meeting. as to how far we have got and what relevance you see to this committee. Mr. Portlock I guess it is something for our committee to query if something went wrong with the water at Yuendumu or Kintore or one of those. If we had to evacuate the lot of them out, if something went wrong with the water. and you had to bring the whole of Papunya or Yuendumu water. Mr. paige What would we do in the meantime? How would we get water out to them?