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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 2 BLACK: In the minute's at paragraph 17 we talk about the public information, the need for public education programmes. Just to get it clear in my mind, how do we plan to address the issues that arise at meetings, and identify the needs to be undertaken. Do we see that there have been issues that should be highlighted, as business arising or action arising, action to be pursued, how would you deal with that? If we wish to pursue it, we should not let it go by. I was wondering how you want to identify it as a range of tasks or priorities identified for the committee or is it sufficient to be recorded in the minutes?, WOOD: I have had discussions with our Director and Deputy Director in Darwin and really it is seen that we should follow the chain of communications as it exists and not try to by-pass it. Meaninq that we still should oush the issue with the Flood Plain - rlanagement Commi ttee b~cause it is a decision for that committee to address, raising that specific public education programme. JORDAN: Is it one of their functions? WOOD: Yes! JORDAN: So it should be referred back to that committee wherevere possible, and whether it has to go from this committee up and then come down or \yhether it can go as it has been in a letter I' or whether it can go straight across to the committee. MITCHELL: \~hCl,t is the basis of the Flood Plain Management Committee? PAIGE: Terms of reference are the set up under the chairmanship of the Lands Department to co-ordinate Flood Plain Planning to prepare flood maps and I think certainly to undertake public education. JORDAN: What's the membership 0= the committee? PAIGE: \~ater Resources Division and Lands representatives. BLACK: ILETT: WOOD: JORDAN: It seems appropriate for this committee to communicate on this particular matter as well, so it is just a matter of concern as to what plans you have. I think then if we get no reply or unsatisfactory reply, we look to the Emergency Service Headquarters. Their ability to be able to advertise. The request will go through the Counter Disaster Council, and there is a Department of Lands representative, the Director of Lands, on the Counter Disaster Council, it would be addressed at that level. In fact there was some concern that the letter was raised to the Director of Lands and not kept locally, there was some embarrasement that the matter got to Darwin and was not addressed by Alice Springs. The only reason that was done was because it wasn't dealt with locally.